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The first book of its kind, "Essentials of Educational Psychology" focuses squarely on the core concepts, principles, and underlying assumptions of the field of educational psychology-the big ideas of ed psych. Because of this focus and the book's exceptionally direct and clear presentation, "Essentials" is a 10 chapter book that can truly be covered and understood in a term. It is a book that enables and empowers students to understand the value and essential importance of educational psychology to becoming a qualified and quality teacher.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Educational Psychology Case Study: Starting High School
Basic Assumptions of Educational Psychology Strategies for Learning and Studying Effectively
Learning, Cognition, and Memory Case Study: The New World Learning as a Constructive
Process Thinking and Learning in the Brain How Human Memory Works
Why Learners May or May Not Remember What They've Learned Promoting Effective Cognitive Processes
Learning in Context Case Study: Ben and Sylvia
The Immediate Environment as Context Social
Interaction as Context Culture and Society as Context
How Learners Affect Their Environment Providing Supportive Contexts for Learning
Higher-Level Cognitive Processes Case Study: Taking Over Metacognition