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Learning and Instruction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Richard E. Mayer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 18, 2008

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How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? Learning and Instruction, second edition, thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the big ideas, preferring that students understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. The book is research-based and painstakingly shows how specific instructional implications follow from research and theory.  Coverage is organized around the two sides of the educational coin, learning in subject areas and instructional methods, that foster meaningful learning. The text uses clear definitions, concrete examples, active learning tasks and a conversational writing style that easily engages readers by addressing them directly.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Introduction to Learning and Instruction




Chapter 2        Learning to Read Fluently

Chapter 3        Learning to Read for Comprehension

Chapter 4        Learning to Write

Chapter 5        Learning Mathematics

Chapter 6        Learning Science




Chapter 7        Teaching by Giving Productive Feedback

Chapter 8        Teaching by Providing Concreteness, Activity, and Familiarity

Chapter 9        Teaching by Explaining Examples

Chapter 10      Teaching by Guiding Cognitive Processing During Learning

Chapter 11      Teaching by Fostering Learning Strategies

Chapter 12      Teaching by Fostering Problem-Solving Strategies

Chapter 13      Teaching by Creating Cognitive Apprenticeship in Classrooms and Beyond

Chapter 14      Teaching by Priming Students' Motivation to Learn



Author Index

Subject Index

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$64.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501186-7