Educational Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205493831

ISBN-13: 9780205493838

Edition: 10th 2007

Authors: Anita Woolfolk

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Book details

List price: $124.67
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

Preface
Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Teaching After No Child Left Behind
Do Teachers Make a Difference?
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
What Is Good Teaching?
The Role of Educational Psychology
Point/Counterpoint: What Kind of Research Should Guide Education?
Diversity and Convergences in Educational Psychology
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: Connections to Praxis II/What Would They Do?
Students
Cognitive Development and Language
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
A Definition of Development
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Point/Counterpoint: Brain-based Education
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Perspective
Implications of Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories for Teachers
The Development of Language
Family and Community Partnerships: Promoting Literacy
Diversity and Convergences in Cognitive Development
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: Connections to Praxis II/What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Physical Development
Erikson: Stages of Individual Development
Bronfenbrenner: The Social Context for Development
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Self-Concept: Understanding Ourselves
Point/Counterpoint: What Should Schools Do to Encourage Students' Self-Esteem?
Diversity and Identity
Emotional and Moral Development
Diversity and Convergences in Personal/Social Development
Family and Community Partnerships: Building Self-Esteem
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Learner Differences and Learning Needs
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Intelligence
Ability Differences and Teaching
Point/Counterpoint: Is Tracking an Effective Strategy?
Learning Styles
Individual Differences and the Law
Family and Community Partnerships: Productive Conferences
Common Challenges
Less Prevalent Problems/More Severe Disabilities
Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Diversity and Convergences in Learning Abilities
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Culture and Diversity
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Today's Diverse Classrooms
Economic and Social Class Differences
Ethnic and Racial Differences
Girls and Boys: Differences in the Classroom
Language Differences in the Classroom
Point/Counterpoint: Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?
Creating Culturally Inclusive Classrooms
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Family and Community Partnerships: Building Learning Communities
Diversity and Convergences
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Learning and Motivation
Behavioral Views of Learning
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Understanding Learning
Early Explanations of Learning: Contiguity and Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning: Trying New Responses
Applied Behavior Analysis
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Behavioral Approaches to Teaching and Management
Observational Learning and Cognitive Behavior Modification: Thinking about Behavior
Family and Community Partnerships: Student Self-Management
Point/Counterpoint: Should Students Be Rewarded for Learning?
Diversity and Convergence in Behavioral Learning
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Cognitive Views of Learning
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Elements of the Cognitive Perspective
The Information Processing Model of Memory
Long-Term Memory: The Goal of Teaching
Metacognition
Becoming Knowledgeable: Some Basic Principles
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Point/Counterpoint: What's Wrong with Memorizing?
Diversity and Convergences in Cognitive Learning
Family and Community Partnerships: Organizing Learning
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Complex Cognitive Processes
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Learning and Teaching about Concepts
Problem Solving
Point/Counterpoint: Should Students Be Allowed to Use Calculators and Spell-Checkers?
Creativity and Creative Problem Solving
Becoming an Expert Student: Learning Strategies and Study Skills
Teaching for Transfer
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Diversity and Convergences in Complex Cognitive Processes
Family and Community Partnerships: Promoting Transfer
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Social Cognitive and Constructivist Views of Learning
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Social Cognitive Theory
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Applying Social Cognitive Theory
Cognitive and Social Constructivism
Applying Constructivist Perspectives
Point/Counterpoint: Should Schools Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving?
Diversity and Convergences in Theories of Learning
Family and Community Partnerships: Communicating about Innovations
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Motivation in Learning and Teaching
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
What Is Motivation?
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Needs: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness
Goal Orientations and Motivation
Interests and Emotions
Point/Counterpoint: Does Making Learning Fun Make for Good Learning?
Beliefs and Self-Schemas
Motivation to Learn in School: On TARGET
Diversity and Convergences in Motivation to Learn
Family and Community Partnerships: Motivation to Learn
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Engaged Learning: Cooperation and Community
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Social Processes in Learning
Collaboration and Cooperation
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
The Classroom Community
Point/Counterpoint: Should Schools Teach Character and Compassion?
Violence in Schools
Community Outside the Classroom: Service Learning
Diversity and Convergences in Social Engagement
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Teaching and Assessing
Creating Learning Environments
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
The Need for Organization
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Maintaining a Good Environment for Learning
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Point/Counterpoint: Is Zero Tolerance a Good Idea?
The Need for Communication
Diversity and Convergences in Learning Environments
Family and Community Partnerships: Classroom Management
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Teaching for Learning
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
The First Step: Planning
Teacher-Directed Instruction
Point/Counterpoint: Is Homework a Valuable Use of Time?
Family and Community Partnerships: Homework
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Student-Centered Teaching: Examples in Reading, Mathematics, and Science
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Standardized Testing
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Measurement and Assessment
What Do Test Scores Mean?
Types of Standardized Tests
Family and Community Partnerships: Explaining and Using Test Results
Issues in Standardized Testing
Point/Counterpoint: Should Tests Be Used to Hold Teachers Accountable?
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
New Directions in Assessment
Diversity and Convergences in Standardized Testing
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Classroom Assessment and Grading
Teachers' Casebook: What Would You Do?
Overview
Formative and Summative Assessment
Getting the Most from Traditional Assessment
Alternatives to Traditional Assessments
Point/Counterpoint: Which Is Better-Traditional Tests or Authentic Assessments?
Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching
Effects of Grading on Students
Grading and Reporting: Nuts and Bolts
Beyond Grading: Communicating with Families
Family and Community Partnerships: Conferences
Diversity and Convergences in Classroom Assessment
Summary Table
Teachers' Casebook: What Would They Do?
Guidelines
Handbook for Teaching and Lifelong Learning
Creating a Praxis II/Licensure Examination Study Guide
Standards and Licensure: Praxis II and INTASC
Getting a Job: Job Interview Questions That Educational Psychology Will Help You Answer
Enhancing Your Expertise: Continuing Your Learning
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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