9780073378589

Educational Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073378589

  • ISBN10:

    0073378585

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/11/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

John Santrock'sEducational Psychologyis a well-crafted text that emphasizes the application of theory to classroom practice. With richly evocative classroom vignettes provided by practicing teachers, as well as the most case studies - three per chapter - of any Introductory text, Santrock'sEducational Psychologyhelps students think critically about the research basis for best practices. Additionally, Santrock's hallmarkLearning Systemorganizes the content into manageable chunks to support retention and mastery, and makes it much more likely that students will have an engaging and successful course experience.

Author Biography

John W. Santrock taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Table of Contents

Preface
Educational Psychology: A Tool for Effective Teaching
Cognitive and Language Development
Social Contexts and Socioemotional Development
Individual Varations
Sociocultural Diversity
Learners Who Are Exceptional
Behavioral and Social Cognitive Approaches
The Information-Processing Approach
Complex Cognitive Processes
Social Constructivist Approaches
Learning and Cognition in the Content Areas
Planning, Instruction, and Technology
Motivation, Teaching, and Learning
Managing the Classroom
Standardized Tests and Teaching
Classroom Assessment and Grading
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