Educational Psychology in the Virtual World: A Small Study on Practice Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Potential Benefits for Future Services

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Greenblatt, R., Gumbs, S., Lemboye, S., Blanchard, J. and Bunn, H. 2021. Educational Psychology in the Virtual World: A Small Study on Practice Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Potential Benefits for Future Services. Educational Psychology Research and Practice. 7 (2), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.8q73v
AuthorsGreenblatt, R., Gumbs, S., Lemboye, S., Blanchard, J. and Bunn, H.
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Educational psychologists (EPs) have made significant adaptations to their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic due to educational and practice restrictions in England. These adaptations, whilst facing many challenges, have also presented opportunities for growth within the profession. The current study gained a small group of EPs’ views of their experiences of working remotely through the completion of an online questionnaire. Subsequent data analysis found that EPs increased their confidence working remotely and using technology during the pandemic. The main changes reported by the participating EPs related to how they accessed clients and adapted their practice to suit remote working. Personal and professional successes were identified, and many EPs indicated it would be useful to continue some elements of remote working following the pandemic. An important area for future exploration would be to further investigate the benefits of remote working and gain the views of other stakeholders regarding their experiences of remote EP practice.

JournalEducational Psychology Research and Practice
Journal citation7 (2), pp. 1-11
ISSN2059-8963
Year2021
PublisherSchool of Psychology, University of East London
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