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EDUCATIONAL PSYCOLOGY: Introduction

In this and the following posts I will write about some foundation aspects of educational psychology that may help teachers in the classroom.

 

From its beginnings in the year 1880, educational psychology has always sough to provide guidelines, solutions, standards, theories and support to the educational world.

Personally speaking I am most interested in the line of work related to the educational practise. Thus, I will not make a list of different theories, but I will write about the most practical concepts which from my point of view are most useful when teaching a lesson or unit of work.

  1. SELF-ESTEEM
  2. MOTIVATION
  3. TECHNIQUES FOR MODIFYING DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR

 

Why have I chosen these three points?

Throughout my working years as educator I have come to the conclusion that many learning problems, problems in attention span, disruptive classroom behaviour, or low grades just to mention some, are most of the times directly related to a student’s self-esteem and their motivation. Plus, the techniques for modifying classroom behaviour are very important when approaching and resolving conflict.

 

So far today with the introduction to the wonderful world of educational psychology, in the next post in the blog I will write about point number one: self-esteem.

 

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