educational

It was good to see an interview with an educational psychologist get in The Psychologist (Careers, October 2017). In Scotland...

The context for educational psychologists has changed very significantly. In a DfES 2006 review, the outlook for local authority...

You can argue that educational psychology fills more column inches and provides more soundbites in media debates about psychology’s role in society than any other application of the discipline. How psychological input affects or is denied to children perhaps causes more...

On the day Scottish Mental Health Minister Maureen Watt unveiled a new 10-year mental health strategy, I’m writing this article in my ‘consulting room’ which, perhaps unsurprisingly, has a number of meaningful artworks upon the walls. Right now I am looking at an Icelandic...

A recent report in Schools Week outlined a slump in the number of educational psychologists employed in local authorities, decreasing from 1900 in 2010 to 1650 in 2015. Journalist Freddie Whittaker also pointed to a survey from the...

It was reassuring to read Helen Owen’s account of her burgeoning career as an applied educational psychologist (‘An educational experience’, October, 2016). Often our professional...

There appears to be a growing appetite among teachers for brain-based findings to guide their work in the classroom: a 2014 survey by the Wellcome Trust found that 91 per cent of teachers have used their understanding of neuroscience to inform at least one aspect of teaching...