Learning and Instruction

Learning and Instruction : Theory into Practice

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Core text for learning theories courses in education and human learning courses in psychology.Takes a models approach by presenting separate chapters on individual theorists and perspectives. This well-organized text offers superior coverage of contemporary learning theories and their application to educational practice. A favorite among students, it translates basic assumptions and principles of two earlier theories and seven contemporary learning theories into understandable guidelines for classroom instruction. The author discusses issues related to each of the seven theories including readiness, motivation, problem-solving, and the social context for learning.
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  • Hardback | 433 pages
  • 191.5 x 248.4 x 25.9mm | 875.06g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130122270
  • 9780130122278

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Role of Theory in Learning and Instruction. 2. Early Behaviorist Theories. 3. Gestalt Psychology: The Cognitive Perspective. 4. Learning and Instruction. II. LEARNING-PROCESS THEORIES. 5. B. F. Skinner's Operant Conditioning. 6. Robert Gagne's Conditions of Learning. 7. Cognitive Perspectives: I. The Processing of Information. 8. Cognitive Perspectives: II. Metacognition and Problem Solving. III. COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT THEORIES. 9. Jean Piaget's Cognitive-Development Theory. 10. Lev S. Vygotsky's Cultural-Historical Theory of Psychological Development. IV. SOCIAL-CONTEXT THEORIES. 11. Albert Bandura's Social-Cognitive Learning Theory. 12. Bernard Weiner's Attribution Theory. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.
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