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Written with an emphasis on helping readers understand and develop expertise in both teaching and learning, this book focuses on the science of educational psychology and the art of what it takes to become an expert teacher. Rather than glossing over theory and focusing primarily on skills, Sternberg and Williams offer a crystal-clear, in-depth presentation of both the science (principles and research) and art (practice and applications) of teaching. Principles are illustrated through the practice of expert teachers to encourage personal reflection by the reader. By helping readers discover what it takes to become expert students, as well as expert teachers, the book gives unique insight into the teaching-and-learning process.

Table of Contents

Becoming an Expert
The "Thinking" Triangle
What Is An Expert Teacher?
What Do We Know About Expert Learners?
How Educational Psychology Helps Create Expert Teachers and Learners
Human Development
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development: Concepts for Teaching
Piaget's Stage Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development
Information Processing Theories: Examining Learning and Memory Skills
Three Major Approaches to Cognitive Development: A Comparison
Theory of Mind
Language Development
Brain Development
Personal, Gender, Social, and Moral Development
Why Understanding Personal, Gender, Social, and Moral Development Is Important to Teachers
Personal Development: Becoming Unique
Sexual and Gender Development: Acquiring Gender Roles
Social Development: Learning to Interact with Others
Moral Development: Acquiring a Sense of Right and Wrong
Identifying, Understanding, and Managing Developmental Risks
Human Diversity
Individual Differences: Intelligence, Cognitive and Learning Styles, and Creativity
Why Understanding Individual Differences Is Important to Teachers
Understanding Individual Differences in Intelligence
Current Educational Controversies in Intelligence
Cognitive Styles and Learning Styles
Understanding Individual Differences in Creativity
Individual Differences: Exceptional Children
Why Understanding Exceptional Children Is Important to Teachers
Teaching Exceptional Children
Extremes of Intellectual Functioning: Gliftedness
Extremes of Intellectual Functioning: Mental Retardation
Challenges to Learning
Group Differences: Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Gender, and Language
Why Understanding Group Differences Is Important to Teachers
Socioeconomic Diversity
Ethnic and Racial Diversity
Gender Diversity
Language Diversity
Multicultural Education
Thinking, Learning, And Memory
Behavioral Approaches to Learning
Why Understanding Behavioral Learning Is Important to Teachers
Learning by Classical Conditioning
Learning by Operant Conditioning
Social Learning
Cognitive-Behavioral Modification
Cognitive Approaches to Learning
Why Understanding Cognitive Approaches to Learning Is Important to Teachers
The Standard Memory Model
Alternative Models of Memory
Retrieving Information
Constructivist Alpproaches
Thinking: Concept Formation, Reasoning, and Problem Solving
Why Understanding Thinking Is Important to Teachers
Concept Formation
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Teaching for Thinking
Motivation And Instruction
Motivating Students
Why Understanding Motivation Is Important to Teachers
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Four Ways to Understand Motivation
The Role of Arousal Level
The Role of Student Goals
The Role of Student Needs
The Role of Student Attributions and Beliefs
Motivating Challenging Students
Classroom Management
Why Understanding Classroom Management Is Important to Teachers
How Effective Teachers Manage Their Students
Developing and Implementing Rules and Procedures
Maintaining Control and Preventing Problems
Special Approaches to Classroom Management
Classroom Teaching
Why Understanding Classroom Teaching Is Important to Teachers
Principles of Teacher-Centered Teaching
Principles of Student-Centered or Constructivist Teaching
Standardized Testing
Why Understanding Standardized Testing Is Important to Teachers
What Are Standardized Tests?
Types of Standardized Tests
Assessing Test Quality
Interpreting Standardized Test Scores
Issues and Concerns in Standardized Testing
Classroom Assessments
Why Understanding Classroom Assessments Is Important to Teachers
Traditional Assessments
Authentic Assessment
Grading and Reporting
Name Index
Subject Index
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