Learning and Instruction

Learning and Instruction

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For upper-undergraduate and graduate-level Educational Psychology or Learning Theories courses.How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? This new text by a noted scholar thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the "big" ideas, preferring that students understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. He organizes coverage around the two "sides" of the educational "coin:" learning in subject areas and instructional methods that foster meaningful learning; and explaining what research says about the learning/teaching process. The text uses clear definitions, concrete examples, and a conversational writing style that easily engages students by addressing them directly.
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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 839.16g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130983969
  • 9780130983961

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Learning and Instruction. SECTION I: LEARNING. 2. Learning to Read Fluently. 3. Learning to Read for Comprehension. 4. Learning to Write. 5. Learning Mathematics. 6. Learning Science. SECTION II: INSTRUCTION. 7. Teaching by Giving Productive Feedback. 8. Teaching by Providing Concreteness, Activity, and Familiarity. 9. Teaching by Explaining Examples. 10. Teaching by Guiding Cognitive Processes during Learning. 11. Teaching by Fostering Learning Strategies. 12. Teaching by Fostering Problem-Solving Strategies. 13. Teaching by Creating Cognitive Apprenticeship in Classrooms. 14. Teaching by Priming Students' Motivation to Learn. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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