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Psychology of Learning for Instruction - 3rd edition

Psychology of Learning for Instruction (ISBN10: 0205375197; ISBN13: 9780205375196)
ISBN13: 978-0205375196
ISBN10: 0205375197

Summary: The Third Edition of this popular text continues its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on learning and instruction that presents the latest psychological and educational models and research to the students of today's learning society.

Psychology of Learning for Instruction, Third Edition, focuses on the applications and implications of the learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, thi ...show mores text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore the individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply "reflective practice," which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction. Features

  • Concept maps and opening scenarios at the beginning of each chapter introduce students to what they will be learning.
  • Clear definitions throughout the book of the "isms" prevalent in philosophy make it easier for students to grasp complex topics.
  • Up-to-date information on the shift in cognitive theory includes community and culture and reflects the latest thinking by psychologists and educators.
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions allow students to apply content and obtain feedback, helping to reinforce major chapter concepts.
  • A full section on performance analysis and improvement explores the behavioral theory that figures prominently in identifying and resolving performance problems (Ch. 2).
  • Provides a unique focus on each aspect of the cognitive information processing theory, allowing thorough discussion and explanation (Ch. 3).
  • Includes information on Bandura's social learning and self-efficacy theories (Ch. 9).
  • Outlines the developments in neurosciences and constructivism (Chs. 8 & 11).
New To This Edition
  • More graphics and concrete examples help students grasp complex concepts and see how they can be applied.
  • Provides a theory matrix at the close of each chapter to capture the key components of each theory and permit easy comparisons across theories.
  • A single case scenario in each chapter illustrates similarities and differences in what theories reveal and explain about learning.
  • Includes updated references, especially to research and literature on motivation, constructivism, situated learning, and self-regulation.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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