Welcome, friends and colleagues, to the American Psychological Association’s flagship division for Educational Psychology. We think the resources you’ll find here will be both informative and enjoyable.
Educational psychology has a long and varied history that dates back to the era in which teaching, learning, and schooling first became subjects of inquiry. Today, we are committed to educational questions about learning and development in multicultural and increasingly interdependent contexts—all defined by escalating expectations and social inequalities. Most of our members are deeply involved in teacher education, but educational psychologists can be found in just about any type of work environment. Our research is typically disseminated to families, teachers, schools, corporate leaders, and educational policy makers.
For the year ahead, Division 15 has announced a theme of Achieving More with Others. This theme reflects our longstanding commitment to maximizing achievement while explaining how individuals cooperate and collaborate both inside and outside of classrooms. Revisiting these commitments in light of new technologies and changing societal demands, we hope to strengthen our understanding of how individuals living in diverse cultures capitalize on their strengths as they participate in society.
There are many ways to become involved in Division 15. We sponsor paper and poster sessions at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (photographs from the most recent conference are featured here). We also publish a journal, Educational Psychologist, a quarterly Newsletter for Educational Psychologists (NEP), and a Weekly Digest of education news. Our formal awards and mentoring programs allow Division 15 to offer grants, travel support, and a specialized program of sessions tailored explicitly to issues emerging in our field.
You can start your involvement today. A number of social media and web platforms are immediately available for your use, and we continuously update our offering to better match the needs and desires of our members:
- Review recent educational psychology job postings at EdPsychJobs.info
- Publish work or read others’ content at EdPsychResources.com
- Share thoughts and insights with the masses via the Division 15 Psychology Today blog
- Get involved through Division 15’s social profiles (including Facebook, Google+, and Twitter)
As always, it is a pleasure to work with such a strong, vital group of scholars.
Division 15 President, 2013-2014
*Those interested in pursuing Division 15 membership may do so by clicking here.