Summary: For graduate and upper-level courses in Educational Psychology. This text introduces future educators and researchers to several different psychological perspectives and uses these perspectives to introduce key issues such as knowledge acquisition and transfer, strategic process, and student motivation. As an editor and reviewer of the top journals in the field, the author is able to present the latest research in language that is accessible and understandable. Unlike other texts t
hat are organized around theoretical topics valued by psychologists, it is organized around education problems and issues deemed important by educators.
Summary: For graduate and upper-level courses in Educational Psychology. This text introduces future educators and researchers to several different psychological perspectives and uses these perspectives to introduce key issues such as knowledge acquisition and transfer, strategic process, and student motivation. As an editor and reviewer of the top journals in the field, the author is able to present the latest research in language that is accessible and understandable. Unlike other texts that are organized around theoretical topics valued by psychologists, it is organized around education problems and issues deemed important by educators. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Merrill Education/Prentice Hall Published: 04/08/2005 International: No
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Chapter 1. Psychology in Learning and Teaching: Building the Context
Section I. Development and Individual Differences
Chapter 2. Exploring Development and Its Biological Bases Chapter 3. Understanding Cognitive and Social/Emotional Development
Section II. The Knowledge Base
Chapter 4. The Nature of Knowledge and the Process of Knowing Chapter 5. Learning and Teaching in Academic Domains Chapter 6. Changing Knowledge and Beliefs and Promoting Transfer
Section III. Strategic Processing and Executive Functioning
Chapter 7. Strategic Learning and Strategic Teaching Chapter 8. Profiling Problem Solving in the Classroom
Section IV. Motivation and Affect
Chapter 9. Motivation and Learning: Optimizing the Experience Chapter 10. The Role of Student Beliefs in Learning and Achievement
Section V. Situation or Context
Chapter 11. Shared Learning and Shared Teaching Chapter 12. Technology and the Educational Process
Section VI. Assessment
Chapter 13. The Role of Assessment in Teaching and Learning Chapter 14. Traditional and Alternative Approaches to Teacher-Made Tests
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