For courses in Advanced Educational Psychology, Learning Theory and Cognition and Instruction. The market-leading education textbook on learning theories, Human Learning, Sixth Edition, covers a broad range of concepts and is supported by the authors lucid and engaging writing style, which helps readers learn the books content meaningfully. In this new sixth edition, readers will find significant updates to reflect the most current research in the field, including: expansion of the chapter on cognition and memory; re-organization of content on Piaget and Vygotsky into two separate chapters; a core section on teaching critical-thinking skills; and the significantly revised discussion of technology-based instructed. Instructors and students alike can feel confident in learning about learning with this influential and best-selling author. Over the years, Jeanne E. Ormrod has received many unsolicited e-mail messages from students who tell her how much theyve enjoyed and appreciated previous editions of Human Learning.
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Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis
For courses in Learning Theory / Cognition and Instruction / Educational Psychology The market-leading text on learning theories applied to education, this book draws readers in with a lucid and engaging writing style. It covers a broad range of theoretical perspectives, while including numerous classroom examples of how these theories apply to learning, instruction, and assessment. The market-leading education textbook on learning theories, Human Learning looks at a broad range of theoretical perspectives, including behaviorist, social cognitive, cognitive, constructivist, contextual, and developmental theories. It describes associationistic processes, such as classical and operant conditioning, as well as more complex and distinctly human processes such as metacognition, self-regulated learning, and critical thinking. Using a many concrete examples and specific classroom applications, plus a lucid, conversational writing style that truly speaks to students, the author engages students from the start, and makes the concepts, principles, and theories related to human learning and cognition meaningful.
The new Seventh Edition features a condensed format, which ideally accommodates typical semester-long courses, coverage of a variety of new topics that have emerged in recent research, and significant updates to include such information as technological innovations in instruction and the neurological underpinnings of learning and behavior.