Essentials of Educational Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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
Self-Regulation Transfer
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'
Developmental Needs
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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