The Eighth Edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality and a thorough integration of standards. This edition maintains its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. An "intentional teacher," according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students.To help readers become "intentional teachers," the author offers a set of questions to guide them and models best practices through classroom examples. Firmly rooted in research, up-to-date theory, and classroom-tested applications,Educational Psychologyprepares teachers as no other text does. It teaches them to think about how students develop and learn, to make decisions before and during instruction, and to consider what constitutes evidence that their students are learning and succeeding. This edition includes a new focus on reflection, new cases, sections on brain research, programs for language minority students, technology, No Child Left Behind, and after school and summer school programs. It contains new critiques of assessment and accountability strategies and a substantially updated treatment of programming for students with special needs.
Table of Contents
Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Key Terms, and Self-Assessment: Preparing for Licensure. 1. Educational Psychology: A Foundation for Teaching. What Makes a Good Teacher? Knowing the Subject Matters (but So Does Teaching Skill) Mastering the Teaching Skills Can Good Teaching Be Taught? The Intentional Teacher Personal Reflection: Adapting What Is the Role of Research in Educational Psychology? The Goal of Research in Educational Psychology The Value of Research in Educational Psychology to the Teacher Teaching as Decision Making Theory into Practice: Teaching as Decision Making Research + Common Sense = Effective Teaching Research on Effective Programs Impact of Research on Educational Practice Theory into Practice: How to Be an Intelligent Consumer of Educational Psychology Research What Research Methods Are Used in Educational Psychology? Experiments Correlational Studies Descriptive Research Personal Reflection: Using Research to Inform Teaching Action Research How Can I Become an Intentional Teacher? Teacher Certification Beyond Certification The Intentional Teacher: Choosing a New Curriculum 2. Theories of Development. What Are Some Views of Human Development? Aspects of Development Issues of Development How Did Piaget View Cognitive Development? How Development Occurs Piaget's Stages of Development Personal Reflection: Egocentrism in Action How Is Piaget's Work Viewed Today? Criticisms and Revisions of Piaget's Theory Theory into Practice: Educational Implications of Piagets Theory Neo-Piagetian and Information-Processing Views of Development How Did Vygotsky View Cognitive Development? How Development Occurs Applications of Vygotskian Theory in Teaching Theory into Practice: Classroom Applications of Vygotskys Theory How Did Erikson View Personal and Social Development? Stages of Psychosocial Development Implications and Criticisms of Erikson's Theory What Are Some Theories of Moral Development? Piaget's Theory of Moral Development Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Reasoning Theory into Practice: Fostering Moral Development in the Classroom Criticisms of Kohlberg's Theory Personal Reflection: Developing Character Teaching Dilemma: Using Moral Reasoning The Intentional Teacher: Using What You Know About Human Development to Improve Teaching and Learning 3. Development during Childhood and Adolescence. How Do Children Develop During the Preschool Years? Physical Development in Early Childhood Language Acquisition Personal Reflection: Understanding Development Teaching Dilemma: Adapting Instruction Theory into Practice: Promoting Language Development in Young Children Socioemotional Development What Kinds of Early Childhood Education Programs Exist? Day-Care Programs Preschools Compensatory Preschool Programs Early Intervention Kindergarten Programs Developmentally Appropriate Practice How Do Children Develop During the Elementary Years? Physical Development during Middle Childhood Cognitive Abilities Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood Theory into Practice: Promoting the Development of Self-Esteem Theory into Practice: Helping Children Develop Social Skills How Do Children Develop During the Middle School and High School Years? Physical Development during Adolescence Cognitive Development Characteristics of Hypothetical-Deductive