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Publisher Comments:

“This is an excellent textbook about the psychology of learning and memory in instructional settings.”

Robert G. Winningham, Western Oregon University

“The scenarios and reflective questions and activities assist in gaining a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the material.”

Dr. Ernescia M. Torbert Richardson, Cleveland State University

“Driscoll's text provides a solid survey of the prominent theories and concepts of human learning and instruction.”

Ronald A. Beghetto, Indiana University

The Third Edition of this popular text focuses on the applications and implications of learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, this text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply “reflective practice,” which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking and orientation to application when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction.

New To This Edition

  • Includes new graphics and concrete examples to help students grasp complex concepts and learn how they can be applied.
  • Provides a theory matrix at the close of each chapter to capture the key components of each theory and permit easy comparisons.
  • A single case scenario is included and discussed in each chapter to illustrate similarities and differences in what theories reveal and explain about learning.
  • Updated references, including new research and literature on motivation, constructivism, situaed learning, and self-regulation.

Book News Annotation:

Designed to apply to a wide range of educational practice, from primary school instruction to corporate training, this textbook has been updated for the third edition with new case studies, graphics, and references. Driscoll (education, Florida State U. examines theories of learning and instruction from Ebbinghaus through the Gestalt and radical behaviorism. She describes cognitive information processing, learning and schema theory, situated cognition, cognitive and knowledge development, interactional theories, biological theories, motivation and self-regulation, constructivism, and Gagné's theory of instruction. She closes with information about constructing one's own theories.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Third Edition of this popular text continues its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on learning and instruction that presents the latest psychological and educational models and research to the students of today's learning society.

Psychology of Learning for Instruction, Third Edition, focuses on the applications and implications of the learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, this text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore the individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply “reflective practice,” which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.
 1. Introduction to Theories of Learning and Instruction.

II. LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR.

 2. Radical Behaviorism.

III. LEARNING AND COGNITION.

 3. Cognitive Information Processing.

 4. Meaningful Learning and Schema Theory.

 5. Situated Learning.

IV. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

 6. Cognitive and Knowledge Development.

 7. Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development.

V. LEARNING AND BIOLOGY.

 8. Biological Bases of Learning and Memory.

VI. LEARNING AND MOTIVATION.

 9. Motivation and Self-Regulation in Learning.

VII. LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION.

10. Gagne's Theory of Instruction.

11. Constructivism.

VIII. EPILOGUE.

12. Toward a Personal Theory of Learning and Instruction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205375196
Author:
Driscoll, Marcy P
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Driscoll, Marcy Perkins
Author:
Driscoll, Marcy P.
Author:
Driscoll, Mary Perkins
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
Cognitive learning theory
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.4 x 6.1 x 1.2 in 807 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The Third Edition of this popular text continues its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on learning and instruction that presents the latest psychological and educational models and research to the students of today's learning society.

Psychology of Learning for Instruction, Third Edition, focuses on the applications and implications of the learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, this text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore the individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply “reflective practice,” which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction.

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