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  • Psychology of Learning for Instruction
    Psychology of Learning for Instruction
  • Psychology of Learning for Instruction
    Psychology of Learning for Instruction
  • Psychology of Learning For Instruction
    Psychology of Learning For Instruction


This cognitively-oriented book focuses on learning and instruction. The applications and implications of learning theories are explained and illustrated using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training. An important theme of the book is reflective practice, which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction. For anyone interested in learning and instruction from primary schools to corporate training.

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with "Conclusion," Suggested Readings, and or Reflective Questions and Activities
Introduction to Theories of Learning and Instruction
What Is a Theory of Learning?
Learning in History
Learning Theory and Instruction
The General Plan and Approach of This Book
Learning and Behavior
Radical Behaviorism
The Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Principles of Behavior Management
Planning a Program of Behavior Change
Contributions of Behaviorism to Instruction
The Behaviorist Perspective on Learning: Issues and Criticisms
Learning and Cognition
Cognitive Information Processing
Overview of the Information-Processing System
Sensory Memory
Working Memory
Long-Term Memory
Implications of CIP for Instruction
Meaningful Learning and Schema Theory
Ausubel's Meaningful Reception Learning
Meaningful Learning as Assimilation to Schema
Meaningful Learning, Schema Theory, and Instruction
Situated Cognition
The Nature of Situated Cognition
Antecedents to Situated Cognition
Processes of Situated Cognition
Implications of Situated Cognition for Instruction
Learning and Development
Cognitive and Knowledge Development
Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology
Beyond Piaget: Alternative Perspectives on Cognitive Development
Implications for Instruction of Developmental Theory
Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development
Bruner: Going beyond the Information Given
Vygotsky: The Social Formation of Mind
Learning and Biology
Biological Bases of Learning and Memory
Ultimate Causes: Evolution and Behavior
Proximate Causes: Neurophysiology of Learning
Learning and Motivation
Motivation and Self-Regulation in Learning
A Brief History
Origins and Determinants of Motivation
Continuing Motivation and Self-Regulation
A Model of Motivational Design
Learning and Instruction
Gagne's Theory of Instruction
Instructional Psychology, Instructional Theories, Instructional Models
Robert M. Gagne and the Conditions of Learning
An Application of Gagne's Instructional Theory
Constructivism: A Contrasting Theory
Toward a Personal Theory of Learning and Instruction
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