"I applaud the vision the authors had in synthesizing this information in a way that makes the reader more confident in their application of these theories and principles to their own classrooms. The authors have wonderfully succeeded in their attempt to integrate this material, in a manner quite different from other texts I've read or reviewed." Jim Persinger, Emporia State University "Any textbook that overemphasizes theory, neglects the real-world; any textbook that overemphasizes practice, neglects the underlying foundation of theory. This book strikes a careful balance between theory and practice by explicitly linking the two." Gregory Cutler, Bay de Noc Community College "By far, this is the best educational psychology text I have read because it integrates and applies major learning theories to many of the daily issues future teachers will face." Krista Robertson, Rhode Island College "I see this textbook as well written, informative, clearly and logically organized, and a very useful component for a course in Educational Psychology. I like it!" Raymond E.
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Table of Contents
I. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON LEARNING. 1. Introduction to the Study of Educational Psychology. 2. Behavioral Learning Theory. 3. Cognitive Learning Theory. 4. Social Cognitive Theory. 5. Cognitive Developmental Theories and Constructivism. 6. Motivational Theory. II. PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE. 7. Instructional Techniques, Strategies and Technology. 8. Teaching for Transfer and Problem Solving. 9. Instructional Design. 10. Classroom Management. III. LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSESSMENT. 11. Intelligence and Exceptionality. 12. Personal, Social, and Cultural Diversity. 13. Assessment and Decision Making in the Classroom.