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Educational Psychology: Active Learning Edition, 12th Edition

By Anita Woolfolk

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 11, 2013


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In lucid and jargon-free prose, the text explains and illustrates educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and learners.  The new edition continues to emphasize the applications of research on child development, on learning and cognition, on motivation, and on instruction and assessment.  At the same time the text has long been counted on for its state of the art presentation of the field of educational psychology, and this edition continues that tradition with new and expanded coverage of import topics like the brain and neuroscience, the impact of technology on the lives and learning of students, and student diversity. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.


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From reviews of the book:

“I polled my students . . . and the vast majority actually liked the textbook (which is rare). They find it easy to read, interesting and engaging. . . .  This textbook’s major strengths are its cognitive perspective, its readability, and the fact that it puts into practice some of the information-processing strategies that it teaches as effective ways to process information. . . .”
            —Elizabeth Pemberton, University of Delaware 


“[T]he text is written in a . . . conversational style that invites students to actively explore complex questions about teaching and learning.  It is well-organized, supported with visual aids, and various learning tools, such as guidelines, reflection activities, and cases presenting opposing viewpoints.  Most importantly, the text is informed and well supported by contemporary scholarship in the field of educational psychology.”

        —Alina Reznitskaya, Montclair State University

Table of Contents

Clutster 1: Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology 


Module 1 - Learning and Teaching

Module 2 - Research and Theory in Educational Psychology



Part I Students


Clutster 2: Cognitive Development 


Module 3 - Development: Some General Principles

Module 4 - Piagetian and Information Processing Theories

Module 5 - Vygotsky's Sociocultural Perspective

Module 6 - Implications of Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories for Teachers 


Cluster 3: The Self, Social, and Moral Development

Module 7 - Physical Growth as a Context for Personal/Social Development

Module 8 - The Social Context of Development

Module 9 - The Self

Module10 - Understanding Others and Moral Development


Cluster 4: Learner Differences and Learning Needs

Module 11 - Intelligence and Thinking Styles

Module 12 - Inclusion: Teaching Every Student

Module 13 - Students Who Are Gifted and Talented


Cluster 5: Language Development, Language Diversity, and Immigrant Education 


Module 14 - Language Development and Emergent Literacy

Module 15 - Language Development

Module 16 - Students Who Are Immigrants and English Language Learners 


Cluster 6: Culture and Diversity 


Module 17 - Social and Economic Diversity

Module 18 - Ethnicity, Race, and Gender

Module 19 - Diversity and Teaching: Multicultural Education



Part II Learning and Motivation


Cluster 7: Behavioral Views of Learning 


Module 20 - Behavioral Explanations of Learning

Module 21 -  Possibilities and Cautions in Applying Behavioral Theories 


Cluster 8: Cognitive Views of Learning

Module 22 - The Basics of the Cognitive Science Perspective

Module 23 - Working Memory and Cognitive Load

Module 24 - Long Term Memory


Cluster 9: Complex Cognitive Processes

Module 25 - Metacognition and Learning Strategies

Module 26 - Problem Solving and Creativity

Module 27 - Ciritcal Thinking, Argumentation, and Transfer 


Cluster 10: The Learning Sciences and Constructivism 


Module 28 - The Learning Sciences and Constructivism

Module 29 - Constructivist Teaching and Learning

Module 30 - Learning Outside the Classroom


Cluster 11: Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation 


Module 31 - Social Cognitive Theory and Applications

Module 32 - Self-Regulated Learning and Teaching


Cluster 12: Motivation in Learning and Teaching 


Module 33 - Motivation Basics

Module 34 - Needs, Goals, and Beliefs

Module 35 - Interests, Curiosity, and Emotions

Module 36 - Motivation to Learn in School



Part III Teaching and Assessing


Cluster 13: Creating Learning Environments 


Module 37 - Positive Learning Environments

Module 38 - Encouraging Engagement and Preventing Problems


Cluster 14: Teaching Every Student 


Module 39 - Planning for Effective Teaching

Module 40 - Teaching Approaches

Module 41 - Differentiated Instruction and Adaptive Teaching


Cluster 15: Classroom Assessment, Grading, and Standardized Testing 


Module 42 - Basics of Assessment

Module 43 - Classroom Assessment, Testing, and Grading

Module 44 - Standardized Testing 

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ISBN-10: 0-13-309107-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-309107-6

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