Synopses & Reviews
“I think the casebook idea is excellent. As an instructor, I am eager to have good cases to use with my students.”
—Cheryl Greenberg, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
“Professors tend to lose sight of what is actually happening in the classroom; consequently, case studies like those presented here add realism to the often dry classroom lectures and abstract discussions.”
—James Furukawa, Towson University
This compilation of over 25 concise yet highly detailed cases helps students apply their knowledge of educational psychology and theory to the classroom. The cases found in the book are original and based on real life scenarios that span the K-12 curriculum and incorporate a range of issues including exceptional populations, diverse students, and the use of technology.
- The range of topics covered in the casebook makes it flexible enough to be adopted along with any educational psychology text, thus allowing the instructor to continue using any current textbook while incorporating the case-study method.
- Many of the cases are tied to short video clips from MyLabSchool that illustrate real life classroom experiences to allow the instructor to use case and video applications of theory.
- A matrix in the appendix illustrates case by case connections to PRAXIS and the Educator Accomplished Practices so that adopters can use appropriate cases to cover certification topics.
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Educational Psychology Casebook is a collection of original cases based on real scenarios that span the K-12 curriculum helping students apply their learning of educational psychology. This text has 25 cases and includes a helpful theory guide. These real-life scenarios can be used to apply theory to the classroom when field experiences are not feasible. Each case concludes with thought-provoking questions, references and further readings and suggestions for using helpful video segments from MyLabSchool. The cases are described by content and level in a detailed Table of Contents and all cases indicate how they apply to NCATE teacher certification standards.
Table of Contents
Part I. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
Case 1: A Typical Day.
Cognitive Development: Piaget & Vygotsky
Case 2: Resolutions.
Social Development: Self-concept, Self-Esteem, & Erikson
Case 3: Choices.
Moral Development: Piaget and Kohlberg
Case 4: Identity Lost.
Social/Identity Development: Erikson and Marcia
Part II. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY.
Case 5: Multiple Intelligences goes to the Rainforest.
Intelligence: Multiple intelligences, Sternberg, Gardner, & Controversies
Case 6: Home and School Culture.
Culture and Ethnicity: SES, Discrimination, Bilingualism,
Case 7: Teaching Jack and Jill.
Gender Roles: Biological, Socialization, Stereotyping,
Differences in Academic Domains, Gender Sensitive Teaching
Case 8: Sink or Swim?
Exceptionalities: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, & IDEA
Part III. LEARNING THEORIES.
Case 9: The Note.
Case 10: The Shakespearean Dilemma.
Case 11: The Project.
Social Cognitive Theory: Reciprocal Determinism &
Case 12: Mars in Review.
Cognitive Theories: Information Processing & Metacognition
Case 13: Going Back in Time.
Social Constructivism: Situated Cognition, Tutoring, Cooperative
Learning, Authentic Instruction, & Problem-Based Learning
Case 14: Getting Acquainted.
Applications of Operant Conditioning: Schedules, Peer Tutoring,
Contracts & Punishment
Part IV. MOTIVATION.
Case 15: Backfired.
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation
Case 16: Giving Up.
Attributions, Self-Efficacy, Self-Regulation, & Goal Theory
Case 17: To Belong or Not to Belong.
Maslow’s Need Hierarchy
Part V. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT.
Case 18: Interruptions.
Handling Problem Behaviors: Behavioral Approaches
Case 19: Parents’ Night.
Effective Communication with Parents: Parent Involvement
Case 20: The Rule Breaker.
Classroom Management: Baumrind Styles/Teacher Efficacy
Case 21: Purposeful Deliberations.
Instruction: Learner vs. Teacher-Centered
Part VI. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Case 22: Standardized Testing: A Call to Arms.
Standardized Tests: Evaluating, Interpreting, Aptitude vs.
Achievement, Teacher’s Role, Issues & Controversies
Case 23: Meaningful Classroom Assessment.
Classroom Assessments: Traditional vs. Alternative, Formative vs. Summative, & Evaluating
Educator Accomplished Practices Matrix PRAXIS II Matrix