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Learning and Awareness

Learning and Awareness Author Ference Marton
ISBN-10 9781136495830
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 240
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This book stems from more than 25 years of systematic research into the experience of learning undertaken by a research team trying to account for the obvious differences between more or less successful instances of learning in educational institutions. The book offers an answer in terms of the discovery of critical differences in the structure of the learner's awareness and critical differences in the meaning of the learner's world. The authors offer a detailed account of the empirical findings that give rise to theoretical insights, and discuss the particular form of qualitative research that has been employed and developed. The form of learning that is the object of study is considered to be the most fundamental form -- namely a change in the learner's way of seeing, experiencing, handling, and understanding aspects of the world. The need for rigorous analysis of learning of specific subject matter, the individual construction of knowledge, and its social and cultural embeddedness -- the defining features of rival approaches into research on learning -- are reconciled from the approach adopted here into an intertwined and whole experience of learning. The learner's experience is always one of learning something, in some way, and in some context; by holding the learner's experience of learning as the focus of study throughout -- and not studying the learning of the content and the acts and the context as separate and distinct focuses -- the content, the act, and the context remain united as constituents of the learner's experience. By empirically revealing critical differences in the ways of experiencing these aspects of learning, and by developing a theoretical framework for the dynamics through which change comes about in the learner's awareness, this book gradually leads the reader to a powerful new view of learning. Equipped with the analytical tools and conceptual apparatus to be found in this book, the reader will be empowered to learn and to assist others to learn by creating environments conducive to the most fundamental form of learning: experiencing aspects of the world in new ways.



Design Research on Learning and Thinking in Educational Settings

Design Research on Learning and Thinking in Educational Settings Author David Yun Dai
ISBN-10 9781136956317
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 312
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The key question this book addresses is how to identify and create optimal conditions for the kind of learning and development that is especially important for effectively functioning in the 21st century. Taking a new approach to this long-debated issue, it looks at how a design research-based science of learning (with its practical models and related design research) can provide insights and integrated models of how human beings actually function and grow in the social dynamics of educational settings with all their affordances and constraints. More specifically: How can specific domains or subject matters be taught for broad intellectual development? How can technology be integrated in enhancing human functioning? How can the social organization of classroom learning be optimized to create social norms for promoting deep intellectual engagement and personal growth? Part I is concerned with broad conceptual and technical issues regarding cultivating intellectual potential, with a focus on how design research might fill in an important a niche in addressing these issues. Part II presents specific design work in terms of design principles, models, and prototypes.



Adult Learning and Development

Adult Learning and Development Author M. Cecil Smith
ISBN-10 9781135686376
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 296
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Adult education occurs whenever individuals engage in sustained, systematic learning in order to affect changes in their attitudes, knowledge, skills, or belief systems. Learning, instruction, and developmental processes are the primary foci of educational psychology research and theorizing, but educational psychologists' work in these domains has centered primarily on the childhood and adolescent school years. More recently, however, a number of educational psychologists have studied learning and development in adulthood. The results of these efforts have resulted in what is now called adult educational psychology. The purpose of this volume is to introduce this new subfield within educational psychology. Section 1 focuses on the interplay between learning and development in adulthood, how various forms of instruction lead to different learning outcomes for adults, description of the diverse social contexts in which adult learning takes place, and the development of metacognitive knowledge across the life span. Section 2 describes both research and theory pertaining to adult intellectual functioning, thinking, and problem-solving skills within various contexts. Section 3 describes research in a variety of adult learning domains; discusses the cognitive and behavioral dimensions of reading in adulthood and the applications of reading in real-life circumstances; examines an educational intervention developed to promote forgiveness; and relates the outcomes of an intervention designed to educate parents about their children's mathematics learning. Section 4 summarizes the themes and issues running throughout this, the first book that has sought to span the gulf between adult education, adult development, and educational psychology.



Handbook of Educational Psychology

Handbook of Educational Psychology Author Patricia A. Alexander
ISBN-10 9781135283513
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 1078
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Sponsored by Division 15 of APA, the second edition of this groundbreaking book has been expanded to 41 chapters that provide unparalleled coverage of this far-ranging field. Internationally recognized scholars contribute up-to-date reviews and critical syntheses of the following areas: foundations and the future of educational psychology, learners’ development, individual differences, cognition, motivation, content area teaching, socio-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning, teachers and teaching, instructional design, teacher assessment, and modern perspectives on research methodologies, data, and data analysis. New chapters cover topics such as adult development, self-regulation, changes in knowledge and beliefs, and writing. Expanded treatment has been given to cognition, motivation, and new methodologies for gathering and analyzing data. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses devoted to the study of educational psychology.



Transfer of Learning

Transfer of Learning Author Robert E. Haskell
ISBN-10 9780123305954
Release 2001
Pages 241
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Educators and educational psychologists recognize transfer of learning as a significant issue in various fields of instruction. Transfer of learning cuts across various educational domains, curricula, and methods. This book shows that transfer of learning is not just a technique of learning or instruction, but a way of thinking and knowing.



Educational psychology

Educational psychology Author Greg S. Goodman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073890058
Release 2008
Pages 280
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Critical constructivist pedagogy considers social justice and the freedom of students to learn as the most important aspects of the teacher's work in the classroom. Educational Psychology: An Application of Critical Constructivism is a clarion call for pre-service teachers to identify their students' needs and apply critical constructivist pedagogy to facilitate their learning. Collectively, these essays emphasize the need for pre-service teachers to consider their role as fundamental to the development of their students' leadership, and awareness of social justice and equality in education as critical for a healthier and saner world.



Psychology and Adult Learning

Psychology and Adult Learning Author Mark Tennant
ISBN-10 9781134190850
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 176
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The third edition of this popular book examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and has been fully updated to reflect the effect of changes in the structure of society, globalisation, technology and the impact of postmodernism. It explores the traditions of key psychological theories and discusses issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. It also examines the formation of identities and places increased emphasis on what it means to be a lifelong learner. Dealing with adult learning in a variety of contexts, the topics considered include: humanistic psychology self directed learners psychoanalytic approaches the formation of identities development of intelligence learning styles behaviourism group dynamics and group facilitators critical awareness.



Innovations in Educational Psychology

Innovations in Educational Psychology Author Robert J. Sternberg, PhD
ISBN-10 0826121632
Release 2010-01-26
Pages 496
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"[This book] is solid in its topic coverage and deliveryÖ Readers will glean a multitude of new ideas from the theories and approaches presented in this book, ranging from cultural aspects of teaching to Sternberg's WICS model." --Doody's This book serves as a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in educational psychology and applied cognitive science. The chapter authors, who are all leading researchers in this field, provide reviews of contemporary discoveries related to educational research that are both novel and forward-thinking. The book contains the cutting edge literature on genetics and neuroscience, cognitive science and its relation to critical thinking, reading-related phonological processes, cultural considerations in education, and much more. The research methods and perspectives discussed range from education and psychology, to artificial intelligence and economics, thus offering a breadth of knowledge and insight on the field of educational research. The authors provide numerous tools and models for both routine and non-routine decision-making in educational settings. Both psychologists and researchers in the fields of cognitive, developmental, educational, and cultural psychology will want this book on their bookshelf.



Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology

Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology Author Donald J. Treffinger
ISBN-10 9781483258638
Release 2013-09-17
Pages 368
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Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology provides a wide-ranging survey of practices and problems in teaching educational psychology. This book evaluates and reviews the conceptual and methodological bases of the practices. Organized into four parts encompassing 15 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general problems encountered by the educational psychologists and the techniques for attacking those problems. This text then tackles the problems of defining the boundaries and content educational psychology. Other chapters consider the methodological tools and issues that are employed by educational psychologists in studying educational problems. This book discusses as well the general conceptual and theoretical models that have influences instructional development and research in educational psychology. The final chapter deals with some of the main issues and developments in teaching educational psychology, organized to distinguish between the graduate and undergraduate levels of instruction. This book is a valuable resource for educational psychologists, teachers, and students.



Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education Emerging Research and Opportunities

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education  Emerging Research and Opportunities Author Martin, Melissa
ISBN-10 9781522537946
Release 2017-11-24
Pages 136
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The state of college students’ mental health is a growing phenomenon across university campuses. Educators often watch students struggle with academic, social, financial, and familial issues. Over the past decade, these issues have led to an increasing number of students exhibiting behavior related to anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities describes the current state of college students’ mental health in the United States, influences that contribute to wavering mental health, factors that promote flourishing mental health, and interventions that support mental health. While highlighting present programs and activities, readers will find new methods that can be implemented to support the needs of college students. This book is an important resource for staff and faculty in postsecondary institutions seeking current research on the growing problem of mental health in higher education.



Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology Author Dr. G. Anand Amruth Raj
ISBN-10 9781387447800
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Psychology of Education The school curriculum

Psychology of Education  The school curriculum Author Peter K. Smith
ISBN-10 0415193052
Release 2000
Pages 664
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Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice

Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice Author Douglas J. Hacker
ISBN-10 9781135687410
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 424
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This volume presents the most current perspectives on the role of metacognition in diverse educationally relevant domains. The purpose is to examine the ways in which theoretical investigations of metacognition have recently produced a strong focus on educational practice. The book is organized around four general themes relevant to education: metacognition and problem solving, metacognition and verbal comprehension, metacognition and the education of nontraditional populations, and metacognition and studentship. Chapter authors review current literature as it applies to their chapter topic; discuss theoretical implications and suggestions for future research; and provide educational applications. Each chapter describes testable theory and provides examples of how theory can be applied to the classroom. The volume will have wide appeal to researchers and students concerned with the scientific investigation of metacognition, and to practitioners concerned with the cultivation of learning and achievement in their students. The unique contribution of this book to the literature on metacognition is its presentation of the most current research examining specific theoretical aspects of metacognition in domains directly relevant to education. This is especially valuable for the many researchers and practitioners who subscribe to the concept that by fostering metacognitive processes during instruction, more durable and transferable learning can be achieved.



Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge

Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge Author Arthur S. Reber
ISBN-10 9780195344479
Release 1996-09-05
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Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology Author Anita E Woolfolk
ISBN-10 0205162096
Release 1995-10
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Renowned for its clarity, readability, and organization, this market-leading Educational Psychology book continues to offer the best blend of current theory, research, and practice in a completely up-to-date new edition. This book provides an organizational framework that readers can immediately grasp to help them understand complex and ever-evolving theories. The Eighth Edition reflects the field's continuing interest in constructivism and authentic learning as well as other areas of growing emphasis such as students with disabilities and inclusion. Other topics that have been added or received significant updating include self-regulated learning, brain development, culturally relevant pedagogy, and student autonomy. Includes free Interactive Companion CD-ROM, featuring video clips of the author discussing important topics and instructive scenes from real classrooms; links to useful websites that deepen awareness of issues pertinent to teaching; activities that provide challenging problems and cases from which readers may gain further insight into the applications of theories covered. For anyone interested in educational psychology.



International Handbook of Psychology in Education

International Handbook of Psychology in Education Author Karen Littleton
ISBN-10 9781848552326
Release 2010
Pages 808
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Suitable for researchers, practitioners and advisers working in the fields of psychology and education, this title presents an overview of the research within the domain of psychology of education. It focuses on typically developing school-age children, and addresses the issues relating to specific learning difficulties.



The Psychology of Education

The Psychology of Education Author Martyn Long
ISBN-10 9781136889219
Release 2010-11-05
Pages 448
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Written in an accessible and engaging style, this second edition of The Psychology of Education addresses key concepts from psychology which relate to education. Throughout the text the author team emphasise an evidence-based approach, providing practical suggestions to improve learning outcomes, while fictional case studies are used in this new edition to provide students with a sense of what psychological issues can look like in the classroom. Activities around these case studies give students the chance to think about how to apply their theoretical knowledge to these real-world contexts. ‘Key implications’ are drawn out at appropriate points, and throughout the book students are provided with strategies for interrogating evidence. Key terms are glossed throughout the book and chapters are summarised and followed by suggestions for further reading. A chapter on Learning interactions and social worlds is new to this edition. The following chapters have all been extensively updated: Learning Assessment Individual differences and achievement Student engagement and motivation The educational context Society and culture Language Literacy Inclusive education and special educational needs Behaviour problems Dealing with behaviour problems. This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of Education Studies and Psychology as well as trainee teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses. It will also be of use to postgraduates training to be educational psychologists.