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Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching, 3rd Edition

By Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 30, 2010


Unlike most educational psychology books, which take one theory at a time, explain its assumptions and principles and then identify implications for educational practice, Essentials of Educational Psychology focuses more on the commonalities than the differences among theories, because although researchers from different traditions have approached human cognition and behavior from many different angles, they sometimes arrive at more or less the same conclusions. This book integrates ideas from many theoretical perspectives into a set of principles and concrete strategies that psychology as a whole can offer you.

See for Yourself exercises will help you discover more about yourself as a thinker and learner and also help you come to a deeper and more personal understanding of educational psychology’s core ideas. 


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Table of Contents

1.   Introduction to Educational Psychology                                                                                

2.   Learning, Cognition, and Memory                                                                                    

3.   Learning in Context                                                                                                        

4.   Complex Cognitive Processes                                                                                          

5.   Cognitive Development                                                                                                    

6.   Motivation and Affect                                                                                                        

7.   Personal, Social, and Moral Development                                                                      

8.   Instructional Strategies                                                                                                      

9.   Strategies for Creating an Effective Classroom Environment                                         

10. Assessment Strategies                                                                                                       

Appendix.  Interpreting Standardized Test Scores                                                                  

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-136727-7

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-136727-2

Format: Alternate Binding

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