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The first book of its kind, "Essentials of Educational Psychology" focuses squarely on the core concepts, principles, and underlying assumptions of the field of educational psychology-the big ideas of ed psych. Because of this focus and the book's exceptionally direct and clear presentation, "Essentials" is a 10 chapter book that can truly be covered and understood in a term. It is a book that enables and empowers students to understand the value and essential importance of educational psychology to becoming a qualified and quality teacher.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Educational Psychology Case Study: Starting High School|
|Basic Assumptions of Educational Psychology Strategies for Learning and Studying Effectively|
|Learning, Cognition, and Memory Case Study: The New World Learning as a Constructive|
|Process Thinking and Learning in the Brain How Human Memory Works|
|Why Learners May or May Not Remember What They've Learned Promoting Effective Cognitive Processes|
|Learning in Context Case Study: Ben and Sylvia|
|The Immediate Environment as Context Social|
|Interaction as Context Culture and Society as Context|
|How Learners Affect Their Environment Providing Supportive Contexts for Learning|
|Higher-Level Cognitive Processes Case Study: Taking Over Metacognition|
|Problem Solving and Creativity|
|Critical Thinking Promoting Higher-Level Cognitive Processes|
|Cognitive Development Case Study: Hidden Treasure General Principles of Development|
|Developmental Processes Trends in Cognitive|
|Development Intelligence Addressing Students'|
|Motivation and Affect Case Study: Passing Algebra|
|Basic Human Needs How Motivation Affects Behavior and Cognition|
|Cognitive Factors in Motivation Affect and Its Effects|
|Promoting Motivation and Positive Affect|
|Personal and Social Development Case Study: The School Play|
|Personality and Sense of Self Peer Relationships Social|
|Cognition Moral and Prosocial Development|
|Promoting Personal and Social Development|
|Instructional Strategies Case Study: The Oregon Trail Planning|
|Instruction Conducting Teacher-Directed|
|Instruction Conducting Learner-Directed|
|Instruction General Instructional Strategies|
|Strategies for Creating an Effective Classroom Environment Case Study: A Contagious Situation Creating an Environment|
|Conducive to Learning|
|Expanding the Sense of Community Beyond the Classroom|
|Reducing Unproductive Behaviors|
|Addressing Aggression and Violence at School|
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