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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Fox, Pauline – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
Background: Children's and young people's emotional wellbeing is in decline and models of good practice are needed to help schools address the needs of vulnerable pupils. Effectiveness studies have provided empirical evidence for school-based socio-emotional interventions but few examine process issues to explain procedures and mechanisms…
Descriptors: Student Welfare, Secondary School Students, Behavior Change, Mental Health
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Roney, Pooneh; Rose, Jo; McKeown, Shelley – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to examine the role of self-efficacy in mathematics and mathematical mindset in effort regulation in mathematics. Effort regulation was defined as 'management of effort in learning activities in the face of difficulties'. Design: A large-scale survey (N=1448) with four cohorts of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Carroll, Bridget – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
Children growing up in adversity are well known to be at risk of educational failure. Recent advances in neuroscience indicate that the nature of the caregiving environment in the first weeks and months of life influences the neural architecture of the developing brain, via epigenetic processes. Neglectful caregiving is hypothesised to contribute…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Childhood Needs, Child Neglect, Young Children
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McLellan, Ros – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
Psychologists, in recent years, have been leading the way in conceptualising and assessing young people's wellbeing. In the UK, the highly influential annual Good Childhood report in particular has done much to establish which aspects of their lives that young people consider to be important for their wellbeing and identify areas of concern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Psychology, Psychologists
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Dündar-Coecke, Selma; Tolmie, Andrew – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
Understanding of causal mechanisms has largely been ignored in past work on science learning, with studies typically assessing multiple aspects of children's knowledge or focusing on their explanations without differentiating between accounts of factors, variables and mechanisms. Recent evidence suggests that grasp of mechanisms is in fact a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Bunce, Louise; King, Naomi – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
In higher education in the UK, there is an unnecessary and inequitable attainment gap of approximately 15 per cent between the number of black and minority ethnic (BME) students and white students who receive a first class or upper second class degree. The aim of this study was to explore whether BME students experienced structural inequalities in…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Blacks, College Students, Personal Autonomy
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Entwistle, Noel – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
In considering the contribution of educational psychology to an understanding of student learning, Noel Entwistle suggests the need to start by deciding the purpose of research in this field, and then consider the contributions already made, and what might be the way forward. Looking at the approaches to research used in exploring student learning…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational History, Measures (Individuals)
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Martin, Andrew J. – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
In Noel Entwistle's reflection on educational psychology, he offers many valuable insights on student learning. In closing his reflection, Entwistle invites discussants to offer 'other possibilities' for how educational psychology can 'contribute to improving the quality of student learning'. Given the wide scope of his discussion and indeed his…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Learning Theories
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Smith, Colin – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
An important issue Noel Entwistle raises is the relationship between research and practice. Colin Smith believes this to be a complex issue that is illustrated by a metaphor of a web of webs of educational theories. A simpler version influenced his thinking in a secondment from secondary school teaching to Edinburgh University, and in the context…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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Hattie, John – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
The relation between what many students desire and how the nature of the teaching is related to the core notion in Entwistle's paper -- the need for teachers to consider the constructive alignment in the interactions between teaching and learning. First proposed by John Biggs (1996), the claim is that there should be alignment between the outcomes…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation
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Price, Linda – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
The significance of Noel Entwistle's paper lies in the fundamental question raised regarding the purpose of research into higher education. The article eloquently charts the development of research into student learning and its contribution to the field of educational psychology, but what has been the impact in terms of improvement into the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Research and Development
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Entwistle, Noel – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
The commentators in this issue were chosen to ensure a broad range of response. Although the research considered in the author's original paper focused entirely on learning in higher education, the term student learning in the title could refer to students of all age groups, and so we have two distinct focuses within the commentaries; one on…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Learning Theories, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Thomas, Gary – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
The author comments on Noel Entwistle's paper "Contributions of Educational Psychology to Understanding Student Learning: What Has Been Discovered -- What More Could Be Done?" He begins the article by expressing his delight because he feels Entwistle's work has been a beacon in the understanding of student learning and his contributions…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Learning, Research Methodology, Psychological Studies
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Wiliam, Dylan – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
In this "Open Dialogue: Peer Response," the author notes that in the initial paper, "Contributions of Educational Psychology to Understanding Student Learning: What Has Been Discovered - What More Could Be Done?" Entwistle lays out a useful summary of the way that psychology has contributed to an understanding of student…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Learning Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories
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Kyriacou, Chris; Issitt, John – Psychology of Education Review, 2018
Objectives: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of student teachers regarding cyberbullying in schools of pupils by other pupils. Despite the growth of research on cyberbullying in schools and the development of practice in schools to deal with cyberbullying, our understanding of this phenomenon still needs to address more clearly the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Motivation
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