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Psychology Applied to Teaching

ISBN-10: 0618096043

ISBN-13: 9780618096046

Edition: 9th 2000

Authors: Jack Snowman, Robert F. Biehler

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List price: $82.76
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 570
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Contents Note: Each Chapter contains Resources for Further Investigation, a Summary, Key Terms, and Discussion Questions. 1. Applying Psychology to Teaching What Is Educational Psychology? How Will Learning about Educational Psychology Help You Be a Better Teacher? Complicating Factors in the Study of Behavior and Thought Processes Good Teaching Is Partly an Art and Partly a Science Reflective Teaching: A Process to Help You Grow from Novice to Expert Uses of This Book Special Features of This Book I. Student Characteristics 2. Stage Theories of Development Erikson: Psychosocial Development Piaget: Cognitive Development Piaget and Vygotsky: The Role of Social Interaction and Instruction in Cognitive Development Using Technology to Promote Cognitive Development Piaget, Kohlberg, and Gilligan: Moral Development 3. Age-Level Characteristics Preschool and Kindergarten (Three, Four, and Five Years) Primary Grades (1, 2, and 3; Six, Seven, and Eight Years) Elementary Grades (4 and 5; Nine and Ten Years) Middle School (Grades 6, 7, and 8; Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen Years) High School (Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12; Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, and Seventeen Years) Selecting Technologies for Different Age Levels 4. Understanding Student Differences The Nature and Measurement of Intelligence Learning Styles Gender Differences and Gender Bias 5. Addressing Cultural and Socioeconomic Diversity The Rise of Multiculturalism Taking Account of Your Students' Cultural Differences Multicultural Education Programs Bilingual Education 6. Accommodating Student Variability Historical Developments The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 101-476) Students with Mental Retardation Students with Learning Disabilities Students with Emotional Disturbance Gifted and Talented Students Using Technology to Assist Exceptional Students II. Learning and Instruction 7. Behavioral and Social Learning Theories Operant Conditioning Educational Applications of Operant Conditioning Principles Social Learning Theory Using Computer-Assisted Instruction in Your Classroom 8. Information-Processing Theory The Information-Processing View of Learning A Model of Information Processing Metacognition Helping Students Become Strategic Learners Technology as an Information-Processing Tool 9. Constructivist Learning Theory, Problem Solving, and Transfer Meaningful Learning within a Constructivist Framework The Nature of Problem Solving Transfer of Learning Technology Tools for Knowledge Construction and Problem Solving 10. Approaches to Instruction Devising and Using Objectives The Behavioral Approach to Teaching: Direct Instruction The Cognitive Approach to Teaching: Facilitating Meaningful and Self-Directed Learning The Humanistic Approach to Teaching: Student-Centered Instruction The Social Approach to Teaching: Teaching Students How to Learn from Each Other III. Creating a Positive Learning Environment 11. Motivation Behavioral Views of Motivation Cognitive Views of Motivation The Humanistic View of Motivation The Role of Self-Perceptions in Motivation Motivating Students with Technology 12. Classroom Management Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire, and Authoritative Approaches to Classroom Management Preventing Problems: Techniques of Classroom Management Techniques for Dealing with Behavior Problems Violence in American Schools IV. Assessment of Students 13. Assessment of Classroom Learning The Role of Assessment in Teaching Ways to Measure Student Learning Ways to Evaluate Student Learning Improving Your Grading Methods: Assessment Practices to Avoid Technology for Classroom Assessment 14. Understanding and Using Standardized Tests Standardized Tests A Critical Look at the Misuses of Standardized Tests Authentic and Performance-Based Assessments Standardized Testing and Technology 15. Becoming a Better Teacher by Becoming a Reflective Teacher Improving Your Teaching and Reflection Skills Resources for Further Investigation