Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom

ISBN-10: 1882982592
ISBN-13: 9781882982592
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

While the annals of educational psychology and scholarship of learning theory are vast, this book distills the most important material that the higher education faculty need, translating it into clear language, and rendering from it examples that can be readily applied in the college classroom. Understanding theory can enrich one's own teaching by increasing efficiency and effectiveness of both the instructor and the student, promoting creativity, encouraging self-reflection and professional development, and advancing classroom research. Finally, a good grounding in theory can help faculty navigate when a student is having difficulty. This clearly written book outlines the learning theories: cognitive, concept learning, social learning, and constructivist, as well as the motivation theories: expectancy value, attribution, achievement goal orientation, and self-determination. It then delves deeper into each one, showing how to develop rich, meaningful instruction so that students master basic information and move into deeper levels of learning.

Dedication
About the Author
Preface
My Attempt to Motivate You to Learn About Learning
Helping Students Learn the Content
Helping Students Understand
Helping Students Develop Skills, Including Intellectual Skills
Helping Students Retain and Use What They've Learned in Other Settings
Helping Students Help Themselves
Motivating Students to Learn
What to Do About Individual Differences in Learning
Ptting It All Together
Appendix: The Theories in a Nutshell
Bibliography
Index

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