Educational Psychology: theory and Practice offers complete, up-to-date information that is presented in readable, practical ways and illustrated with engaging examples and case studies. The text makes the connection between theory and practice explicit, helping students transfer what they learn to their own teaching. The Twelfth Edition reflects ongoing changes in our learning sciences that continue to transform educational psychology and teaching, incorporating new research and practical applications of many contemporary topics.
Features(1) This edition reflects the "cognitive revolution" that has transformed educational psychology and teaching.
(2) It emphasizes the intelligent use of theory and research to improve instruction.
(3) Some of the new and expanded topics include Common Core State Standards and College- and Career-Ready Standards (throughout, but especially Chapters 1 and 14), More on Vygotsky’s theories (Chapter 2), the development of reading from preschool onwards (Chapter 3), More on parent involvement (Chapter 4), additional coverage of value-added assessments (Chapter 14), etc.
Table of Contents
1. Educational Psychology: A Foundation for Teaching
2. Cognitive Development
3. Social, Moral and Emotional Development
4. Student Diversity
5. Behavioural and Social theories of Learning
6. Cognitive theories of Learning
7. The Effective Lesson
8. Student-Cantered and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction
9. Grouping, Differentiation and Technology
10. Motivating Students to Learn
11. Effective Learning Environments
12. Learners with Exceptionalities
13. Assessing Student Learning
14. Standardized Tests and Accountability.