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Educational Psychology : Windows on Classrooms - With CD

Educational Psychology : Windows on Classrooms - With CD - 6th edition

Educational Psychology : Windows on Classrooms - With CD - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780131108400

ISBN10: 0131108409

Educational Psychology : Windows on Classrooms - With CD by Paul Eggen and Donald Kauchak - ISBN 9780131108400
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published:
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Educational Psychology : Windows on Classrooms - With CD by Paul Eggen and Donald Kauchak - ISBN 9780131108400

ISBN13: 9780131108400

ISBN10: 0131108409

Edition: 6TH 04

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Summary

For Introduction to Educational Psychology courses.

Revised and expanded, this is the new edition of the most applied introduction to educational psychology on the market today. Long recognized for its groundbreaking innovations in placing educational psychology firmly within the context of classrooms, this text examines every educational psychology theory--learning, motivation, and development--and every pertinent concept through the viewpoint of the teacher. Once again in this edition, the authors' hallmark cases, in both written and videotape format, introduce real-world applications in a way that no other text can, truly fulfilling the promise of its title to give students a "window" on the classrooms in which they will someday teach.

Features

  • NEW--Chapter 8, Constructing Understanding--Offers a wealth of coverage of learning, constructivism, and social constructivism theories--greatly expanding treatment of this topic from that of previous editions.
    • Familiarizes students with every aspect of these theories--introduces instructional strategies such as guided discovery, discussions, cooperative learning, reciprocal questioning, and inquiry.
  • NEW--Expanded coverage of motivation--Now Chapters 10 and 11--divides material into separate chapters on Theories and Applications.
    • Makes it easier for students to grasp these often-confusing concepts--helps them to separate the "why" from the "how" of motivating learners.
  • NEW--Expanded coverage of assessment--Now Chapters 14 and 15--separates informal assessments from standardized tests.
    • Expands students' understanding of the similarities and differences among assessment vehicles--identifies which types of assessments work best in which situations and with which learners.
  • NEW--Chapter 13, Creating Productive Learning Environments: Principles of Instruction--Addresses the full complement of elements involved in planning for effective instruction.
    • Ensures students understand how to translate all of the text's thorough theoretical material into concrete plans for teaching.
  • NEW--Re-written end-of-chapter cases--More strongly focused on assessment.
    • Offers students the chance to answer assessments similar to those found on the PRAXIS II exam--helps prepare them for this test, which is now significantly more case-oriented.
  • NEW--A Practice for PRAXIS module--On the companion Web Site.
    • Includes additional practice opportunities based on the most-recent design of the PRAXIS exam.
  • NEW--Appendix A--Ties text content to the PRAXIS II.
    • Enables students to relate text material directly to the questions on this exam.
  • NEW--Instructional Strategy sections--In every chapter.
    • Provides solid guidelines for applying key chapter content in the classroom--supplies a strong set of techniques on which students can begin building their own repertoire of skills.
  • NEW--Classrooms on the web--Illustrates various teaching strategies through video clips on the Companion Website.
    • Margin icons direct readers to the web where appropriate.
  • Integrated--and now illustrated--case studies, many with accompanying video cases, at the start and end of each chapter.
    • Sets the stage for students to apply chapter content to classroom settings--discussions within each chapter incorporate the cases, giving students an authentic feel for educational psychology as it "happens."
  • Classroom Connections features--In every chapter.
    • Helps readers apply the theory by providing concrete strategies for elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms.

Author Bio

Eggen, Paul : University of North Florida

Kauchak, Donald : University of Utah

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Teaching in the Real World.

I. THE LEARNER.

2. The Development of Cognition and Language.
3. Personal, Social, and Moral Development.
4. Learner Differences.
5. Learners with Exceptionalities.

II. LEARNING.

6. Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theory.
7. Cognitive Views of Learning.
8. Constructing Understanding.
9. Complex Cognitive Processes.

III. CLASSROOM PROCESSES.

10. Theories of Motivation.
11. Motivation in the Classroom.
12. Classroom Management.
13. Creating Productive Learning Environments: Principles of Instruction.
14. Assessing Classroom Learning.
15. Standardized Testing.

Appendix.
References.
Indexes.