How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? This new book by a noted scholar thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the "big" ideas, preferring that readers understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. The book uses clear definitions, concrete examples, and a conversational writing style that easily engages readers by addressing them directly. Coverage is organized around two "sides" of the educational "coin:" learning in subject areas and instructional methods that foster meaningful learning; and explaining what research says about the learning/teaching process. For professionals in the field of Education Psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Learning and Instruction.
SECTION I: LEARNING.
2. Learning to Read Fluently. 3. Learning to Read for Comprehension. 4. Learning to Write. 5. Learning Mathematics. 6. Learning Science.
SECTION II: INSTRUCTION.
7. Teaching by Giving Productive Feedback. 8. Teaching by Providing Concreteness, Activity, and Familiarity. 9. Teaching by Explaining Examples. 10. Teaching by Guiding Cognitive Processes during Learning. 11. Teaching by Fostering Learning Strategies. 12. Teaching by Fostering Problem-Solving Strategies. 13. Teaching by Creating Cognitive Apprenticeship in Classrooms. 14. Teaching by Priming Students' Motivation to Learn. References. Author Index. Subject Index.