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Murray, Sarah; Leadbetter, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article aims to seek trainee educational psychologists' (TEPs) views about their experiences of using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) to support their professional development, with a particular focus on consultation and peer supervision skills for the VERP guider. Participants engaged in three cycles of VERP, reflecting upon their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Video Technology, Reflection, Professional Development
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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Pearson, Rebecca; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article outlines a small-scale research project that attempted to involve primary aged pupils actively in the redesign of their school playground. The project stemmed from concerns raised by school staff regarding the frequency of problematic behaviours during unstructured times, particularly lunchtimes, and the decision to redesign the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Playgrounds, Play, Design Preferences
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White, Julie; Rae, Tina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The person-centred review (PCR) is a model for the review of a student's special educational needs (SEN) which places the young person and their family at the centre of the process. This mixed-methods, exploratory study investigated the views of 16 students with SEN aged between 10-11 years (Year 6) and 13-14 years (Year 9), and their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Neal, Sinead; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The transition to secondary school is considered difficult for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), yet there has been little strength-based investigation of positive experiences of this population and the types of support they value most in managing anxiety about transition. The current article presents a qualitative exploration of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kwoka, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This action research project considered whether significant improvements in child and young person behavioural and emotional mental health could be achieved using school-based play workers as opposed to qualified therapists. This was seen as being an important practice question as access to qualified play therapists was severely restricted with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders
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Gregory, Isabel Rose; Purcell, Anita – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Despite the abundance of legislation and research initiatives concerning children's participation in decision-making, there is less research in this area with regard to extended school non-attenders. Using semi-structured interviews, this research explores how the views of children and their families who have experienced school non-attendance can…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Semi Structured Interviews, Extended School Day, Educational Psychology
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Side, Jeremy; Johnson, Kelley – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
In spite of decades of research and more recent guidance by Government, bullying in schools remains a serious concern to young people and to educational practitioners. This two year qualitative study explored the meanings eight teenagers gave to bullying they had experienced, and related this to an analysis of previous research and school policies…
Descriptors: Bullying, Qualitative Research, Adolescents, School Policy
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Hannen, Elaine; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence identifies educational psychologists as appropriate specialists to deliver interventions to promote the emotional well-being of children and families. A role for practitioner educational psychologists in providing specific therapeutic interventions has also been proposed by commentators. The present…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Hutchinson, Matthew – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This study aimed to explore peer bullying events in schools by using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to consider the experiences of young bystanders: the perceptions and understandings of students who had witnessed bullying. Participants were aged 12-13 and attended two neighbouring secondary schools in the UK. Four themes were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Psychologists
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Hartas, Dimitra – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
In this study, young people, described by teachers as being disaffected, were encouraged to become involved in a public forum to discuss issues regarding participation, learning and training at their school as well as their aspirations about the future. The young people discussed their learning and social experiences, and reflected on existing…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Adults, Student Participation, Academic Aspiration
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Gillen, Alexia; Wright, Angela; Spink, Lucy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This study examines students' perceptions of factors they consider important in creating a positive classroom climate for learning. It investigates preferred learning environments and explores the associated elements identified by students. Four initial focus groups were employed with an inductive thematic analysis being undertaken to identify…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Measures (Individuals), Classroom Environment
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Burton, Debbie; Smith, Margaret; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Enabling children and young people to act as researchers is increasingly viewed as useful in supporting their increased "participation" within settings where they live, work or receive services. This paper reports upon a project conducted by two educational psychologists (EPs) with two primary school class groups, in which the children…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, Psychologists, Young Adults
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