Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

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by Robert E. Slavin
     
 

This popular book from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality. An "intentional teacher," according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practices and makes instructional decisions based on aSee more details below

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This popular book from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality. An "intentional teacher," according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practices and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. To help readers become "intentional teachers," the author offers a set of questions to guide them and models best practices through classroom examples. Educational Psychology prepares teachers as no other text does. It teaches them to think about how students develop and learn, to make decisions before and during instruction, and to consider what constitutes evidence that their students are learning and succeeding. This edition includes new sections on brain research, expanded coverage of Title I, programs for language minority students, and comprehensive school reform. It contains new critiques of assessment and accountability strategies, and a substantially updated treatment of programming for students with special needs. A new feature, "Technology Cases," presents practical uses of technology related to the contents of the chapters. A self-check feature, appearing throughout the chapters, links chapter contents to INTASC standards, and self assessments at the end of each chapter are linked to the content and format of PRAXIS. Designed for anyone interested in educational psychology or in the psychology of learning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205292707
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/22/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University, director of the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), and chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Social Relations from Johns Hopkins in 1975, and since that time he has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters on such topics as cooperative learning, ability grouping, school and classroom organization, desegregation, mainstreaming, research review, and evidence-based reform. Dr. Slavin is the author or -coauthor of 20 books, including Cooperative Learning, School and Classroom Organization, Effective Programs for Students at Risk, Preventing Early School Failure, Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools, Two Million Children: Success for All, Effective Programs for Latino Students, and Educational Research in the Age of Accountability. In 1985 Dr. Slavin received the Raymond Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research from the American Educational Research Association. In 1988 he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an AERA journal. In 1994 he received the Charles A. Dana Award, in 1998 he received the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States, and in 2000 he received the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers. He again received the Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008, and received the AERA Review of Research award in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Educational Psychology: A Foundation for Teaching
Ch. 2Theories of Development28
Ch. 3Development During Childhood and Adolescence68
Ch. 4Student Diversity110
Ch. 5Behavioral Theories of Learning148
Ch. 6Cognitive Theories of Learning: Basic Concepts182
Ch. 7The Effective Lesson228
Ch. 8Student-Centered and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction266
Ch. 9Accommodating Instruction to Meet Individual Needs304
Ch. 10Motivating Students to Learn342
Ch. 11Effective Learning Environments384
Ch. 12Exceptional Learners426
Ch. 13Assessing Student Learning474
Ch. 14Standardized Tests and Grades522

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