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Psychology of Learning for Instructi 3RD Editionby Marcy P Driscoll
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
12. Toward a Personal Theory of Learning and Instruction.
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