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Human Learning - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130941992

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ISBN13: 978-0130941992
ISBN10: 0130941999
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Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
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Human Learning - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130941992

Jeanne Ormrod

ISBN13: 978-0130941992
ISBN10: 0130941999
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Features

  • NEW - Chapter 2, Learning and the Brain--Includes material on the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, brain development, and contemporary brain research.
    • Ensures students understand the educational implications of the latest research--"debunks" several common myths that students, and others, hold about the brain's functions.
  • NEW - Chapter 18, Attributions--Expands discussion of motivation to three chapters to accommodate significant new material on dispositions, social goals, and performance approach/avoidance goals; emotions, motivations, and learning; and attribution theory.
    • Helps students realize the importance of understanding motivation in order to fully grasp educational psychology theory.
  • NEW - Chapter 15, Social Processes in Knowledge Construction--Explores the social nature of learning, apprenticeships, reciprocal teaching, peer tutoring, interaction with technology, and more.
    • Guides readers through the basics of "socializing"--provides exceptionally clear treatment of this often-challenging topic.
  • NEW - Topical material throughout the text--Collective self-efficacy, Baddeley's phonological loop and visuo-spatial sketchpad, working memory processing speed, infantile amnesia, intentional learning, technology-based problem-solving, and more.
    • Offers a truly comprehensive introduction to educational psychology and its implications--provides a strong foundation for those who will take no other educational psychology course.
  • Numerous exercises and examples--Interspersed throughout the text.
    • Engage students in relating text concepts to constructed knowledge based on their experiences--illustrates how an educator's personal knowledge base can inform his or her teaching.
  • Applications for instructional settings--In every chapter.
    • Prepare students to transfer from the academic setting to the professional world--helps prospective teachers gain confidence in their ability to meet the needs of students.
  • Summary sections--At the end of each chapter.
    • Organize chapter topics for easy review--help students assess their understanding and serve as a study guide at exam time.

Table of Contents

I: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN LEARNING.

1. Definitions and Perspectives of Learning.
2. Learning and the Brain.

II: BEHAVIORIST VIEWS OF LEARNING.

3. Behaviorism and Classical Conditioning.
4. Operant Conditioning.
5. Applications of Operant Conditioning.
6. Effects of Aversive Stimuli.

III: SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY.

7. Social Cognitive Theory.

IV: COGNITIVE VIEWS OF LEARNING.

8. Antecedents and Assumptions of Cognitivism.
9. Basic Components of Memory.
10. Long-Term Memory I: Storage.
11. Long-Term Memory II: The Nature of Knowledge.
12. Long-Term Memory III: Retrieval and Forgetting.

V: COMPLEX LEARNING AND COGNITION.

13. Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning, and Study Strategies.
14. Transfer and Problem-Solving.
15. Social Processes in Knowledge Construction.

VI: MOTIVATION.

16. Motivation and Affect.
17. Cognitive Factors in Motivation.
18. Attributions.

References.
Index.

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