The Human Dimension in Education

Essential Learning Theories and Their
Impact on Teaching and Learning

Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D.

The Human Dimension in Education, book cover and description.

This is an educational psychology book that focuses on human development, the human being, teaching, and learning. It is appropriate for preservice teachers who are seeking to comprehend essential theories and concepts in educational psychology. It is also appropriate for practicing teachers who want to understand and apply these theories and concepts at increasingly higher levels. As well, it can be used by decision-makers or anybody else who wants to better understand human development, human beings, human learning, and educational processes.

Besides the traditional topics related to human development and learning found in most educational psychology textbooks, this book describes topics that are typically not addressed. These topics include mental health for children and adolescents, intuition, an evolutionary perspective on emotions, poverty, disability and race, systemic racism, critical race theory, culturally responsive teaching, teacher reflection, language learning and reading instruction, and a complete discussion of teacher professionalism, dispositions, and attributes. These are topics that are worthy of our attention, and they will move you forward in your understanding of the human beings whom you teach.

"I highly recommend Dr. Andrew Johnson's educational psychology book. In this book, Dr. Johnson breaks down the different educational psychology concepts and theorists in an understandable way through his "Big Ideas." The big ideas highlighted each chapter's basic concepts, which makes it more relatable to teachers' experiences and how they can solve different issues faced in the classroom. Additionally, I appreciate how Dr. Johnson positively incorporates strategies for parents and teachers to assist "today's learners - tomorrow's leaders." I am optimistic that all readers and specifically undergraduates, will appreciate this educational psychology book. (Stephanie Williams-Britton, EdD, Assistant Professor, Midland College, Midland, Texas).

The Human Dimension in Education is available to buy from your local bookseller and online internationally from Amazon.

About The Author

Andrew P. Johnson is Professor of Literacy and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has written 15 books, including, Designing Meaning-Based Interventions for Struggling Readers (Guildford Press, 2021) and Essential Learning Theories: Applications To Authentic Teaching Situations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019). Dr. Johnson has also published over 50 book chapters and articles related to literacy, learning, and the human condition.

You can learn more about the work of Dr. Johnson by visiting his website,  listening to his podcast, The Reading Instruction Show and by watching the videos on his YouTube channel You can also connect with Dr. Johnson online via LinkedIn.

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