Essentials of Educational Psychology

Essentials of Educational Psychology

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The first of its kind, Essentials of Educational Psychology is a brief educational psychology text appropriate for all courses in introductory educational psychology. Focused on the core concepts and principles of educational psychology, and full of classroom applications and strategies for planning and carrying out instruction, this unique text will help readers achieve insight into how they can help their future students learn more effectively, as well as gain a greater understanding of their own learning. This unique, concise text engages its readers as they embark on the journey of exploring the field of educational psychology and applying the principles and theories to instructional practice. Key features include opening case studies, "See For Yourself" features, excerpts from Video Cases, classroom artifacts, "Developmental Trends" tables, "Classroom Strategies" features, and "Cultural Considerations" features.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 480 pages
  • 226.1 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 1,020.59g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130994235
  • 9780130994233

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Educational PsychologyChapter 2 Learning, Cognition, and MemoryChapter 3 Learning in ContextChapter 4 Higher-Level Cognitive ProcessesChapter 5 Cognitive DevelopmentChapter 6 Motivation and AffectChapter 7 Personal and Social DevelopmentChapter 8 Instructional StrategiesChapter 9 Classroom Management StrategiesChapter 10 AssessmentAppendix A Answers to Praxis Practice ExercisesAppendix B Interpreting Standardized Test ScoresGlossary References
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"I was really impressed with this book. Essentials presents a welcomed alternative to currently available formats, and represents a change that will help reshape how educational psychology is taught, and more importantly perceived among teacher education candidates, from that of a disjointed set of theories to be learned for exit examinations and national certification to a coherent body of knowledge that informs teachers as they develop their teaching craft." - Dr. Cecil Robinson, The University of Alabama "...I'll admit I'm a fan of this text. Having read it from start to finish, I certainly feel comfortable with the information presented, really enjoyed the authentic documents used to illustrate or capture the "student voice," and found the author's view of how to teach children and adolescents consistent with my own view and the view I try to foster in my students... I found it a pleasure to read and appreciated the author's clear writing style."--Ty Binfet, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University "This text is unique in that it provides ample coverage of educational psychology topics in nine instead of the usual 15-16 chapters. It is much more readable and makes sometimes complex material interesting. The author does not get bogged down in research as one or two other ed psych texts do... This text provides the most readable yet comprehensive content of any text I have seen so far. It is the most appropriate text for undergraduate students that I have seen. I would certainly consider adopting this text." -Rhoda Cummings, Ed. D., University of Nevada, Reno "...What makes this text different is the depth in which the author explores some issues and offers very good examples and exercises to illustrate points. I found the text compelling, more compelling than most similar texts. Usually these texts leave me rather cold: inundating me with material and being very busy-i.e. tables, graphs, margin boxes, and so forth. While this text has these features, the narrative carried the day for me... I would definitely consider using this text."- Robert B. Faux, University of Pittsburgh
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