This innovative volume integrates social identity theory with research on teaching and education to shed new and fruitful light on a variety of different pedagogical concerns and practices. It brings together researchers at the cutting edge of new developments with a wealth of teaching and research experience.

The work in this volume will have a significant impact in two main ways. First and foremost, the social identity approach that is applied will provide the theoretical and empirical platform for the development of new and creative forms of practice in educational settings. Just as the application of this theory has made significant contributions in organisational and health settings, a similar benefit will accrue for conceptual and practical developments related to learners and educators – from small learning groups to larger institutional settings – and in the development of professional identities that reach beyond the classroom. The chapters demonstrate the potential of applying social identity theory to education and will stimulate increased research activity and interest in this domain. By focusing on self, social identity and education, this volume investigates with unprecedented clarity the social and psychological processes by which learners’ personal and social self-concepts shape and enhance learning and teaching.

Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts will appeal to advanced students and researchers in education, psychology and social identity theory. It will also be of immense value to educational leaders and practitioners, particularly at tertiary level.

part 1|2 pages

Introducing social identity in educational contexts

chapter 1|16 pages

Introducing Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts

Promoting learning, managing conflict, facilitating change
ByMichael J. Platow, Kenneth I. Mavor, Boris Bizumic

chapter 2|34 pages

The Social Identity Approach to Education and Learning

Identification, ideation, interaction, influence and ideology
ByS. Alexander Haslam

part 2|2 pages

Social identity in the classroom and playground

chapter 3|15 pages

School Climate, Social Identity Processes and School Outcomes

Making the case for a group-level approach to understanding schools
ByKatherine J. Reynolds, Emina Subasic, Eunro Lee, David Bromhead

chapter 4|21 pages

Bullying and Belonging

Social identity on the playground
BySiân E. Jones, Andrew G. Livingstone, Anthony S. R. Manstead

part 3|2 pages

Social identities between the classroom and beyond

chapter 5|19 pages

Why so Few?

The role of social identity and situational cues in understanding the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields
ByKathryn L. Boucher, Mary C. Murphy

chapter 6|14 pages

The Educational Experience of Students from Low Socio-Economic Status Background

ByJolanda Jetten, Aarti Iyer, Airong Zhang

chapter 7|15 pages

Indigenous Education in Australia

A battle of identities
ByDiana M. Grace, Michael J. Platow

chapter 8|16 pages

Education and Social Participation

Civic identity and civic action in formal and informal education contexts
ByEmma F. Thomas, Craig McGarty, Avelie Stuart, Girish Lala, Anne Pedersen

part 4|2 pages

Becoming and influencing

chapter 9|17 pages

University Students’ Social Identity and Health Behaviours

ByJoanne R. Smith, Winnifred R. Louis, Mark Tarrant

chapter 10|17 pages

The Role of Psychological Need Satisfaction in Promoting Student Identification

ByKatharine Greenaway, Catherine E. Amiot, Winnifred R. Louis, Sarah V. Bentley

chapter 11|16 pages

Uncertainty in Transition

The influence of group cohesion on learning
ByTegan Cruwys, Amber M. Gaffney, Yvonne Skipper

part 5|2 pages

Approaches to learning and academic performance

chapter 12|12 pages

The Role of Students’ Social Identities in Fostering High-Quality Learning in Higher Education

ByAna-Maria Bliuc, Peter Goodyear, Robert A. Ellis

chapter 13|17 pages

Understanding Social Identity in Education

The modifying role of perceived norms
ByLillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor, Michael J. Platow, Diana M. Grace

chapter 14|17 pages

Performance in Small Student Groups

Group personality, identity, and norms
ByConal Monaghan, Boris Bizumic

chapter 15|20 pages

Student Identity and The Marketisation of Higher Education

ByStefanie J. Sonnenberg

part 6|2 pages

Insights and applications from medical education

chapter 16|20 pages

Stereotyping and The Development of Clinicians’ Professional Identities

ByBryan Burford, Harriet E. S. Rosenthal-Stott

chapter 17|23 pages

Hero, Voyeur, Judge

Understanding medical students’ moral identities through professionalism dilemma narratives
ByLynn V. Monrouxe, Charlotte E. Rees

chapter 18|19 pages

The Complexity of Medical Education

Social identity and normative influence in well-being and approaches to learning
ByKathleen G. McNeill, Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor

part 7|2 pages

Making connections

chapter 19|23 pages

The Social Construction of Teachers’ Identities

Finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist perspectives
ByEmma Rich, Kenneth I. Mavor, Louisa Webb