Cognitive Psychology and Instruction

ISBN-10: 0132368978

ISBN-13: 9780132368971

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Roger H. Bruning, Gregory J. Schraw, Monica M. Norby

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Book details

List price: $139.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
Information Processing Theory
Sensory, Short-Term, and Working Memory
Long-Term Memory: Structures and Models
Encoding Processes
Retrieval Processes.
Beliefs And Cognition
Beliefs about Self
Beliefs about Intelligence and Knowledge.
Fostering Cognitive Growth
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Classroom Contexts for Cognitive Growth
Technological Contexts for Cognitive Growth.
Cognition In The Classroom
Learning to Read
Reading to Learn
Writing
Cognitive Approaches to Mathematics
Cognitive Approaches to Science
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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