Psychology of Learning for Instruction

Series
Pearson
Author
Marcy P. Driscoll  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
472
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292040073
ISBN
1292040076
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The Third Edition of this popular text continues its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on learning and instruction that presents the latest psychological and educational models and research to the students of today's learning society. Psychology of Learning for Instruction, Third Edition, focuses on the applications and implications of the learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, this text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore the individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply 'reflective practice,' which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction.

Features

  • Concept maps and opening scenarios at the beginning of each chapter introduce students to what they will be learning.
  • Clear definitions throughout the book of the “isms” prevalent in philosophy make it easier for students to grasp complex topics.
  • Up-to-date information on the shift in cognitive theory includes community and culture and reflects the latest thinking by psychologists and educators.
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions allow students to apply content and obtain feedback, helping to reinforce major chapter concepts.
  • A full section on performance analysis and improvement explores the behavioral theory that figures prominently in identifying and resolving performance problems (Ch. 2).
  • Provides a unique focus on each aspect of the cognitive information processing theory, allowing thorough discussion and explanation (Ch. 3).
  • Includes information on Bandura's social learning and self-efficacy theories (Ch. 9).
  • Outlines the developments in neurosciences and constructivism (Chs. 8 & 11).

New to this Edition

  • More graphics and concrete examples help students grasp complex concepts and see how they can be applied.
  • Provides a theory matrix at the close of each chapter to capture the key components of each theory and permit easy comparisons across theories.
  • A single case scenario in each chapter illustrates similarities and differences in what theories reveal and explain about learning.
  • Includes updated references, especially to research and literature on motivation, constructivism, situated learning, and self-regulation.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

 1. Introduction to Theories of Learning and Instruction.

II. LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR.

 2. Radical Behaviorism.

III. LEARNING AND COGNITION.

 3. Cognitive Information Processing.
 4. Meaningful Learning and Schema Theory.
 5. Situated Learning.

IV. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

 6. Cognitive and Knowledge Development.
 7. Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development.

V. LEARNING AND BIOLOGY.

 8. Biological Bases of Learning and Memory.

VI. LEARNING AND MOTIVATION.

 9. Motivation and Self-Regulation in Learning.

VII. LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION.

10. Gagne's Theory of Instruction.
11. Constructivism.

VIII. EPILOGUE.

12. Toward a Personal Theory of Learning and Instruction.