Educational Psychology Modular Active Learning Edition

ISBN-10: 0135094100
ISBN-13: 9780135094105
Edition: 11th 2011
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Description: For introductory courses in educational psychology.Anita Wookfolk's best-selling Educational Psychology has been reformatted--its chapters "chunked" into clusters and modules according to the principle of Distributed Learning--to give instructors  More...

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List price: $111.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

For introductory courses in educational psychology.Anita Wookfolk's best-selling Educational Psychology has been reformatted--its chapters "chunked" into clusters and modules according to the principle of Distributed Learning--to give instructors greater course flexibility and to help students master the material even more easily. It provides state of the art information, delivered in multiple media and modalities, for students with a variety of learning styles.Derived from Anita Woolfolk's market-leading Educational Psychology, Eleventh Edition, the most thorough, accessible, and authoritative text on the market, the Active Learning Edition breaks the material into manageable "modules." To provide customers with an alternative version to the longer chapters of the standard 11th Edition, that version's 15 chapters now appear as 40 brief modules, which are easy to cover in shorter academic terms and will make learning easier for students. In addition to presenting comprehensive, expert coverage of all topics teachers need to understand about how students learn and all the classroom applications for which the author is justly renowned, the modules are grouped into clusters that allow for deeper context and background for each topic. Further, each module is a self-contained learning unit, with learning objectives and both in-text and online review activities that provide immediate reinforcement of key concepts and build students' confidence in their grasp of the material. And adding to its interactivity are 14 end-of-cluster "Active Learning Connections" features filled with activities that direct students to new and emerging technologies that connect them with one another and other Educational Psychology students through wikis, blogs, and many other useful technology resources and Web sites.

Preface
Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
Learning and Teaching
Research and Theory in Educational Psychology
Reflecting on Cluster 1: Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
Cognitive Development and Language
Development: Some General Principles
Piagetian and Information Processing Theories
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Perspective
Implications of Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories for Teachers
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Supporting Language and Promoting Literacy
Guidelines
Teaching the Preoperational Child
Teaching the Concrete-Operational Child
Helping Students to Use Formal Operations
Applying Vygotsky's Ideas in Teaching
The Self, Social, and Moral Development
Bronfenbrenner: the Social Context for Development
The Self
Understanding Others and Moral Development
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Connecting with Families
Guidelines
Learner Differences and Learning Needs
Intelligence and Thinking Styles
Inclusion: Teaching Every Child
Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Productive Conferences
Guidelines
Interpreting IQ Scores
Disciplining Students with Emotional Problems
Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Culture and Diversity
Social and Economic Diversity
Ethnicity, Race, and Language
Multicultural Education: Creating Culturally Compatible Classrooms
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Building Learning Communities
Guidelines
Avoiding Gender Bias in Teaching
Culturally Relevant Teaching
Behavioral Views of Learning
Behavioral Explanations of Learning
Applications of Behavioral Learning
Challenges and Problems in Behavioral Learning
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Student Self-Management
Guidelines
Applying Classical Conditioning
Using Praise Appropriately
Encouraging Positive Behaviors
Using Punishment
Cognitive Views of Learning
Basics of the Cognitive Perspective
Long Term Memory
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Organizing Learning
Guidelines
Gaining and Maintaining Attention
Helping Students Understand and Remember
Complex Cognitive Processes
Metacognitive and Learning Strategies
Problem Solving and Creativity
Critical Thinking and Transfer
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Promoting Transfer
Guidelines
Becoming an Expert Student
Problem Solving
Encouraging Creativity
The Learning Sciences, Constructivism, and Constructivist Teaching
The Learning Sciences and Constructivism
Constructivist Perspectives in the Classroom
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Communicating about Innovations
Guidelines
Using Cooperative Learning
Using Service Learning
Using Computers
Supporting the Development of Media Literacy
Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation
Social Cognitive Theory and Applications
Self-Regulated Learning and Teaching
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Supporting Self-Regulation at Home and in School
Guidelines
Using Observational Learning
Encouraging Self-Efficacy
Encouraging Emotional Self-Regulation
Motivation in Learning and Teaching
Motivation Basics
Needs, Goals, and Beliefs
Interests, Curiosity, and Emotions
Overview
Motivation to Learn in School: On TARGET
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Motivation to Learn
Guidelines
Supporting Self-Determination and Autonomy
Encouraging Self-Worth
Building on Students' Interests and Curiosity
Coping with Anxiety
Creating Learning Environments
Positive Learning Environments
Encouraging Engagement and Preventing Problems
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Classroom Management
Guidelines
Establishing Class Routines
Designing Learning Spaces
Keeping Students Engaged
Imposing Penalties
Handling Potentially Explosive Situations
Teaching Every Student
Planning for Effective Teaching
Teaching Approaches
Differentiated Instruction
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Homework
Guidelines
Using Instructional Objectives
Advance Organizers and Expository Teaching
Teaching Effectively
Productive Group Discussions
Using Flexible Grouping
Avoiding the Negative Effects of Teacher Expectations
Classroom Assessment, Grading, and Standardized Testing
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Basics of Assessment
Classroom Assessment, Testing, and Grading
Standardized Testing
Reflecting on Cluster
Family and Community Partnerships: Conferences and Explaining Test Results
Guidelines
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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