Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice

Hardcover | August 14, 2008

byMargaret E. Gredler

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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 include increased emphases on the contributions of neuroscience and of Vygotsky’s work.

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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-s...

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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-s...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.3 × 7.7 × 1.2 inPublished:August 14, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131591231

ISBN - 13:9780131591233

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Overview

What is the Role of Learning in Everyday Affairs?

What are the Pre-Theoretical Attempts to Explain Learning?

What are the Criteria for Learning Theory?

What are the Functions of Learning Theory?

How Have Changes in Society and Other Events Influenced the Development of Learning Theory?

What is the Philosophy Referred to as Constructivism?

What is Educational Constructivism?

How Does This Text Present Knowledge About Learning?

Chapter 2    Early Learning Theories

Classical Conditioning and Connectionism

Chapter 3    The Human Brain

Organization and Development

Cognitive and Educational Issues

Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning

Chapter 4    B.F. Skinner's Operant Conditioning

Principles of Learning

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 5    Robert Gagne's Conditions of Learning

Principles of Learning

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 6    Cognitive Perspectives: I. The Processing of Information

Principles of Learning

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 7    Cognitive Perspectives II. Metacognition and Problem Solving

The Nature of Complex Learning

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Chapter 8    Jean Piaget's Cognitive-Development Theory

Principles of Cognitive Development

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 9    Lev S. Vygotsky's Theory of Psychological Development

Principles of Psychological Development

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 10    Albert Bandura's Social-Cognitive Theory

Principles of Learning

Principles of Instruction

Educational Applications

Review of the Theory

Chapter 11    Cognitive Models and a Theory of Motivation

Principles of Motivation

Principles of Instruction

Developing Programs for Motivational Change

Educational Applications

Epilogue