Cognitive Psychology and Instruction

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Solidly rooted in current cognitive psychology and motivation research, this book applies the findings of such research directly to classroom teaching and students' learning. Discernable throughout the book is the authors' belief that a solid understanding of the cognitive psychology perspective enhances a teacher's ability to understand educational goals, educational processes, and the overall educational system. After an introduction to the basic principles of cognitive psychology and its position in education, the book explains cognitive processes, explores the importance of beliefs and motivations in the process of cognition, and, finally, examines the ways cognitive psychology informs teaching and learning in specific content areas. Devotes an entire chapter to sensory, short-term, and working memory, presenting the modal memory model.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Part I Information Processing Theory 15(112)
Chapter 2 Sensory, Short-Term, and Working Memory
Chapter 3 Long-Term Memory: Structures and Models
Chapter 4 Encoding Processes
Chapter 5 Retrieval Processes
Part II Beliefs and Cognition 127(54)
Chapter 6 Beliefs About Self
Chapter 7 Beliefs About Intelligence and Knowledge
Part III Fostering Cognitive Growth 181(54)
Chapter 8 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Chapter 9 Building Knowledge and Reflective Thought
Part IV Cognition in the Classroom 235
Chapter 10 Learning to Read
Chapter 11 Reading to Learn
Chapter 12 Writing
Chapter 13 Cognitive Approaches to Mathematics
Chapter 14 Cognitive Approaches to Science

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