Psychology In Learning And Instruction

Paperback | April 8, 2005

byPatricia A. Alexander

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This book introduces future educators and researchers to several different psychological perspectives and uses these perspectives to introduce key issues such as knowledge acquisition and transfer, strategic process, and student motivation. As an editor and reviewer of the top journals in the field, the author is able to present the latest research in language that is accessible and understandable. Unlike other books that are organized around theoretical topics valued by psychologists, it is organized around education problems and issues deemed important by educators.

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This book introduces future educators and researchers to several different psychological perspectives and uses these perspectives to introduce key issues such as knowledge acquisition and transfer, strategic process, and student motivation. As an editor and reviewer of the top journals in the field, the author is able to present the la...

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This book introduces future educators and researchers to several different psychological perspectives and uses these perspectives to introduce key issues such as knowledge acquisition and transfer, strategic process, and student motivation. As an editor and reviewer of the top journals in the field, the author is able to present the la...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:April 8, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0139748741

ISBN - 13:9780139748745

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Chapter 1.     Psychology in Learning and Teaching: Building the Context

Section I.     Development and Individual Differences

Chapter 2.     Exploring Development and Its Biological Bases

Chapter 3.     Understanding Cognitive and Social/Emotional Development

Section II.    The Knowledge Base

Chapter 4.     The Nature of Knowledge and the Process of Knowing

Chapter 5.     Learning and Teaching in Academic Domains

Chapter 6.     Changing Knowledge and Beliefs and Promoting Transfer

Section III.     Strategic Processing and Executive Functioning

Chapter 7.     Strategic Learning and Strategic Teaching

Chapter 8.     Profiling Problem Solving in the Classroom

Section IV.     Motivation and Affect

Chapter 9.     Motivation and Learning: Optimizing the Experience

Chapter 10.     The Role of Student Beliefs in Learning and Achievement

Section V.     Situation or Context

Chapter 11.     Shared Learning and Shared Teaching

Chapter 12.     Technology and the Educational Process

Section VI.     Assessment

Chapter 13.     The Role of Assessment in Teaching and Learning

Chapter 14.     Traditional and Alternative Approaches to Teacher-Made Tests

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