Learning and Instruction

Learning and Instruction : Theory into Practice

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Core text for Learning Theory courses in Education Departments and Human Learning courses in Psychology Departments. This comprehensive text takes a models approach by presenting separate chapters on individual theorists and perspectives. Within this well-organized structure, Gredler offers meticulouly accurate coverage of contemporary learning theories and their application to educational practice-including issues of readiness, motivation, problem-solving, and the social context for learning. Key content additions include increased emphases on the contributions of neuroscience and of Vygotsky's work.show more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 192 x 236 x 28mm | 938.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 013111980X
  • 9780131119802

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Role of Theory in Learning and Instruction. 2. Early Behaviorist Theories. 3. Gestalt Psychology: The Cognitive Perspective. II. MAJOR TRENDS. 4. Influences on Theory and Research. 5. The Human Brain. III. LEARNING PROCESS THEORIES. 6. B.F. Skinners Operant Conditioning. 7. Robert Gagnes Conditions of Learning. 8. Cognitive Perspectives I: The Processing of Information. 9. Cognitive Perspectives II: Metacognition and Problem Solving. IV. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT THEORIES. 10. Jean Piagets Cognitive Development Theory. 11. Lev S. Vygotskys Cultural-Historical Theory of Psychological Development. V. SOCIAL CONTEXT THEORIES. 12. Albert Banduras Social-Cognitive Learning Theory. 13. Cognitive Models and Theories of Academic Motivation. Epilogue.Glossary.Name Index.Subject Index.show more

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