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Learning and Instruction : Theory into Practice,9780131591233
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Learning and Instruction : Theory into Practice

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9780131591233

ISBN10:
0131591231
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/14/2008
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Pearson
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Summary

This comprehensive text takes a models approach by presenting separate chapters on individual theorists and perspectives. Within this well-organized structure, Gredler offers meticulouly accurate coverage of contemporary learning theories and their application to educational practiceincluding issues of readiness, motivation, problem-solving, and the social context for learning. Key content include increased emphases on the contributions of neuroscience and of Vygotskyrs"s work.

Table of Contents

Overview
What is the Role of Learning in Everyday Affairs?
What are the Pre-Theoretical Attempts to Explain Learning?
What are the Criteria for Learning Theory?
What are the Functions of Learning Theory?
How Have Changes in Society and Other Events Influenced the Development of Learning Theory?
What is the Philosophy Referred to as Constructivism?
What is Educational Constructivism?
How Does This Text Present Knowledge About Learning?
Early Learning Theories
Classical Conditioning and Connectionism
The Human Brain
Organization and Development
Cognitive and Educational Issues
Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning
B.F. Skinner's Operant Conditioning
Principles of Learning
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Robert Gagne's Conditions of Learning
Principles of Learning
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Cognitive Perspectives
The Processing of Information
Principles of Learning
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Cognitive Perspectives II. Metacognition and Problem Solving
The Nature of Complex Learning
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Jean Piaget's Cognitive-Development Theory
Principles of Cognitive Development
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Lev S. Vygotsky's Theory of Psychological Development
Principles of Psychological Development
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Albert Bandura's Social-Cognitive Theory
Principles of Learning
Principles of Instruction
Educational Applications
Review of the Theory
Cognitive Models and a Theory of Motivation
Principles of Motivation
Principles of Instruction
Developing Programs for Motivational Change
Educational Applications
Epilogue
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