Essentials of Educational Psychology (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Brief educational psychology text appropriate for all courses in introductory educational psychology. Focused on the core concepts and principles of educational psychology and full of classroom applications and strategies for planning and carrying out instruction. Engages readers as they embark on the journey of exploring the field of educational psychology and applying the principles and theories to instructional practice. Key features include opening case studies, "See For Yourself" features, excerpts fromVideo Cases, classroom artifacts, "Developmental Trends" tables, "Classroom Strategies" features, and "Cultural Considerations" features.

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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