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Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction

ISBN-10: 0415804612
ISBN-13: 9780415804615
Edition: 2011
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Description: During the past twenty years researchers have made exciting progress in the science of learning (i.e., how people learn) and the science of instruction (i.e., how to help people learn). This handbook examines learning and instruction in a variety of  More...

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Book details

List price: $140.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

During the past twenty years researchers have made exciting progress in the science of learning (i.e., how people learn) and the science of instruction (i.e., how to help people learn). This handbook examines learning and instruction in a variety of classroom and non-classroom environments and with a variety of learners, both K-16 students and adult learners. The chapters are written by leading researchers from around the world, all of whom are highly regarded experts on their particular topics.The book is divided into two sections: learning and instruction. The learning section consists of chapters on how people learn in reading, writing, history, and mathematics, as well as learning to move effectively, think critically, learning to self-monitor, and learning with motivation. The instruction section consists of chapters on effective instructional methods ' feedback, examples, self-explanation, peer interaction, cooperative learning, inquiry, discussion, tutoring, visualizations, and computer simulations. Each chapter reviews empirical research in a specific domain and is structured as follows:Introduction ' Defines key constructs and provides illustrative examples and/or cases.Historical Overview ' Summarizes the historical context for the topic or domain.Theoretical Framework ' Summarizes major models or theories related to the topic or domain.Current Trends and Issues ' Synthesizes the research literature and highlights key findings or conclusions.Practical Implications ' Suggests relevance of the research for educational practice.Future Directions ' Considers next steps or stages needed for future research.

Richard E. Mayer is Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Applying the Science of Learning and Multimedia Learning.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributors
Research on Learning
Introduction to Research on Learning
Learning to Read
Learning to Write
Learning Mathematics
Learning Science
Learning History
Learning a Second Language
Learning Motor Skill in Physical Education
Learning to Think Critically
Learning to Self-Monitor and Self-Regulate
Learning with Motivation
Research on Instruction
Introduction to Research on Instruction
Instruction Based on Feedback
Instruction Based on Examples
Instruction Based on Self-Explanation
Instruction Based on Peer Interactions
Instruction Based on Cooperative Learning
Instruction Based on Inquiry
Instruction Based on Discussion
Instruction Based on Tutoring
Instruction Based on Visualizations
Instruction Based on Computer Simulations
Author Index
Subject Index

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