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  1. Week 1- Theories on the acquisition of Literacy skills 23 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
    2. Recommended Reading 19 items
      1. Literacy Acquisition 3 items
        1. Chapters 4 and 5 of Learning brain - Sarah- Jayne Blackmore, Utah Firth

          Chapter Recommended

        2. Reading Development - Alan G. Kamhi, Hugh W. Catts

          Chapter Recommended

      2. Teaching Literacy Debate and Home Learning environment 16 items
        1. Essential Reading 3 items
  2. Week 3- Dyslexia and the Dyslexia debate 8 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      Except Stain & Talcott (1999) the rest of the papers are 2-3 pages long!!
      1. Dyslexia: Lost for words - Glenn Murphy 2003-9-25

        Article Essential

      2. Dyslexia - beyond the myth - Rob Nicolson November 2005

        Article Essential

      3. The dyslexia debate continues - Julian Elliott December 2005

        Article Essential

    2. Recommended Reading: 4 items
      1. Educational practice and dyslexia - Rea Reason June 2001

        Article Recommended

  3. Week 4-Development of Mathematical Skills 7 items
    1. Recommended Reading- Topics in Educational Psychology –Development of Mathematical Skills 7 items
      1. Gersten, R., Jordan, N. C., & Flojo, J. R. (2005). Early identification and interventions for students with mathematics difficulties. Journal of learning disabilities, 38(4), 293-304.

      2. Math and science for young children - Rosalind Charlesworth 2016

        Book Recommended

      3. Early Screening and Intervention in Mathematics Difficulties: The Need for Action. - Gersten, Russell Gersten, Jordan, Nancy C. Jordan 2005

        Article Recommended

  4. Week 5- Psychological and external factors affecting academic performance 11 items
    1. Essential Reading: 2 items
    2. Recommended Reading: 9 items
      1. School league tables: what can they really tell us? - Harvey Goldstein, George Leckie 2008

        Article Recommended

      2. A survey of energy drink consumption patterns among college students - Brenda M. Malinauskas, Victor G. Aeby, Reginald F. Overton, Tracy Carpenter-Aeby 2007

        Article Recommended

      3. College Students’ Use of Energy Drinks, Social Problem-Solving, and Academic Performance - Joseph J. Trunzo, Wendy Samter, Christopher Morse, Kelly McClure 2014

        Article Recommended

      4. The relationship between academic motivation and academic achievement students - Kourosh Amrai, Shahrzad Elahi Motlagh, Hamzeh Azizi Zalani, Hadi Parhon 2011

        Article Recommended

  5. Week 6- Grouping and expectancy effect 10 items
    1. References mentioned in the lecture 6 items
      1. Teacher-perceived temperament and educational competence as predictors of school grades - Sari Mullola, Niklas Ravaja, Jari Lipsanen, Paula Hirstiö-Snellman 2010

        Article 

    2. Recommended Reading 4 items
      1. In search of the powerful self-fulfilling prophecy. - Stephanie Madon, Lee Jussim, Jacquelynne Eccles 1997

        Article Recommended

  6. Week 7- Learning Motivation 20 items
    1. Recommended Reading: 2 items
    2. Additional References: 3 items
      1. Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation in Education: Reconsidered Once Again - Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan, Richard Koestner 2001

        Article Recommended

      2. Increased interestingness of extraneous details in a multimedia science presentation leads to decreased learning. - Richard E. Mayer, Emily Griffith, Ilana T. N., Jurkowitz, Daniel Rothman 2008

        Article Recommended

    3. Background Reading 15 items
      1. The Work Preference Inventory: Assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations. - Teresa M. Amabile, Karl G. Hill, Beth A. Hennessey, Elizabeth M. Tighe 1994

        Article Background

      2. Self-efficacy: the exercise of control - Albert Bandura 1997

        Book Background

      3. Intrinsic motivation - Edward L. Deci 1975

        Book Background

      4. Increased interestingness of extraneous details in a multimedia science presentation leads to decreased learning. - Richard E. Mayer, Emily Griffith, Ilana T. N. Jurkowitz, Daniel Rothman 2008

        Article Background

  7. Week 8- Resiliency in children 10 items
    1. Essential Reading: 2 items
      1. Competence and Resilience in Development - A. S. MASTEN, J. OBRADOVIC 2006

        Article Essential

    2. Recommended Reading: 8 items
      1. Long-Term Effects of Parenting-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote ... - Irwin Sandler, Alexandra Ingram, Sharlene Wolchik, Jenn‐Yun Tein 2015

        Article 

  8. Week 9- Children's behaviour 4 items
    1. Wider Reading: 4 items
      1. Parents' and pupils' causal attributions for difficult classroom behaviour. - Miller, Andy Miller, Moore, Eleanor Moore, Ferguson, Eamonn Ferguson 2002

        Article 

      2. Hostile Attribution of Intent and Aggressive Behavior: A Meta-Analysis. - Bram Orobio de Castro, Heidi J. Monshouwer, Joop D. Bosch, Willem Koops 2002

        Article 

      3. Behaviour in schools - Louise Porter 2014

        Book 

  9. Week 10- Bullying 1 item
    1. Recommended Reading: 1 item
  10. Week 11- Attatchment/Emotion 1 item
    1. Recommended Reading: 1 item
      1. Attachment in the Classroom - Christi Bergin, David Bergin 2009-6

        Article 

  11. Week 12- Consolidation week 0 items
    There are no lectures this week - please use this time to consolidate your learning by reading some of the recommended texts.
  12. Books 2 items
    1. Language and reading disabilities - Hugh William Catts, Alan G. Kamhi 1999

      Book  Ebook is the 3rd edition

    2. Reading development and the teaching of reading: a psychological perspective - Jane Oakhill, Roger Beard 1999

      Book 

  13. Relevant Journals 7 items
    The following list of journals might be used as a source of relevant articles. This is not an exhaustive list of journals.
    1. Learning and Individual Differences

      Journal  Access Volume 7 (1) 1995 to present