Summary: This new text offers a concept-based approach with each chapter organized into discrete learning units or modules. This helps students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. Concept-signaling is a unique pedagogy embedded within a complete learning system so that as students read, they are introduced to the same concept a number of different ways--through figures, charts, or marginal inserts--in addition to an explanation integ ...show morerated into the text. Within each unit, in-text tools help them encode, retain, and recall complex information.
In order to achieve four main goals--to enhance student learning, engage student interest, sharpen critical-thinking skills, and incorporate technology--the learning units contain a unique beginning, end, and pedagogical structure. Each contains a number of learning tools, such as Key Concepts that help students identify and recall the main issues in each module; Survey Questions to test and reinforce learning in the chapter summary; Concept Charts to summarize and review material visually to provide a relational connection; Think About It features that pose thought-provoking questions to sharpen critical-thinking skills; and Try This Out! features that offer service learning suggestions, self-assessment questionnaires, and hands-on activities. Review It and Recall It sections at the end of each module ensure that students take the time to review the material and test their knowledge by completing a short quiz.-
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