Psychology Applied to Teaching

ISBN-10: 0618473971

ISBN-13: 9780618473977

Edition: 11th 2006

List price: $177.95
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Description: For 30 years, this market leading text has succeeded in providing a practical, student-oriented approach to educational psychology. Psychology Applied to Teaching takes complex psychological theories demonstrates how they apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. The Eleventh Edition combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long standing theory and applications to create a textbook that speaks to today's teachers and students. New! Chapter 9: Social Cognitive Theory has been added in response to reviewer suggestions and the many recent developments in cognitive research. No other educational psychology book currently offers a separate chapter on this topic. New! "Take a Stand!" features give the author an opportunity to spotlight issues such as inclusion, school violence, or high-stakes testing, and encourages debate on critical issues in education. Also accessible on the textbook web site with additional resources and pedagogy and in the Eduspace course with online chats. New! Coverage of key national standards including PRAXIS and INTASC has been added and referenced throughout the text. A convenient correlation table highlighting text coverage is located on the inside covers for students and professors, with additional suggestions for instructor use in the IRM. "Case in Print" exercises in every chapter use recent news articles to demonstrate how basic ideas or techniques are being applied by educators from the primary grades through high school. Each article is followed by several open-ended questions to encourage reflection. This feature can also be found on the textbook Web site. "Suggestions for Teaching in Your Classroom" sections include detailed descriptions of how to apply the information and concepts discussed in the chapter to the classroom. These features are intended to be read while the book is used as a text and to serve as a reference for in-service teachers later on. Journal entries help students to prepare and use a Reflective Journal. Entries appear in the margins of the text and encourage readers to consider their own personality, style, and teaching situation in establishing personal guidelines for teaching. A guide for setting up a Reflective Journal is included in Chapter 16students can use their journals as a reference before and during their teaching experience. Eduspace is a customizable, powerful Interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content in multiple disciplines. Eduspace gives an instructor the ability to create all or part of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content from HMCo. Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes, tests, tutorials and supplemental study materials and can modify that content or even add their own.

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Book details

List price: $177.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Jack Snowman is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University in 1975. His research is in the area of cognitive and learning strategies. His recent publications include "Learning Tactics and Strategies" in COGNITIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING (Academic Press, 1986) and "Explorations in Mnemonic Training" in IMAGERY AND RELATED MNEMONIC PROCESSING (Springer-Verlag, 1987).

Applying Psychology to Teaching
Student Characteristics
Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development
Age-Level Characteristics
Understanding Student Differences
Addressing Cultural and Socioeconomic Diversity
Accommodating Student Variability
Learning and Instruction
Behavioral Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning
Information-Processing Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Constructivist Learning Theory, Problem Solving, and Transfer
Approaches to Instruction
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Motivation
Classroom Management
Assessment of Students
Assessment of Classroom Learning
Understanding and Using Standardized Tests
Becoming a Better Teacher by Becoming a Reflective Teacher
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