9780132435659

Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective

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    9780132435659

  • ISBN10:

    0132435659

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Through its succinct yet thorough overviews of current behavioral, cognitive and developmental theories, this book explores the many ways in which learning principles can be applied in a variety of educational settings, with a diverse population of learners. It features down-to-earth language, clear explanations, and specific examples of abstract concepts. The author examines the relationship between learning and other topics of importance to educators-development, motivation, instruction, and self-regulation. A detailed glossary of more than 300 technical terms facilitates understanding, and a bibliography with more than 1,100 references encourages self-study. For future and in-service teachers with a minimal psychology background.

Table of Contents

Learning: Introduction, Issues, Historical Perspectives
Behavioral Theories
Social Cognitive Theory
Information Processing
Cognitive Learning Processes
Cognition and Instruction
Constructivism
Motivation
Content-Area Learning
Development and Learning
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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