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Educational Psychology First Edition will help students meet the challenges of today's classrooms. Future teachers want practical suggestions for why and how to use theory in the classroom. To support their preparation, this textbook emphasizes three challenges in teacher education: understanding and addressing the needs of the diversity of learners in the classroom, applying theories and research to the classroom, and critically examining teaching practices through reflection, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Part I Preparing for the Realities of the Classroom.
Chapter 1: Educational Psychology: Becoming an Effective Classroom Teacher.
Chapter 2: Understanding Diversity in the Classroom.
Part II In the Classroom: Practical Uses for Theories of Child Development.
Chapter 3: Cognitive and Language Development.
Chapter 4: Personal, Social, and Moral Development.
Part III How Children Learn in the Classroom: Learning Theories.
Chapter 5: Behavioral Views of Learning.
Chapter 6: Cognitive Views of Learning.
Chapter 7: Complex Cognitive Processes.
Chapter 8: Social Cognitive and Constructivist Views of Learning.
Part IV Motivating and Managing a Diverse Group of Learners.
Chapter 9: Motivation Theories.
Chapter 10: Motivation in the Classroom.
Chapter 11: Managing Your Classroom and Creating a Successful Learning Environment.
Part V Critical Elements in the Classroom: Assessment and Technology.
Chapter 12: Classroom Assessment Strategies.
Chapter 13: Assessing Learning through Standardized Testing.
Chapter 14: Technology in the Classroom: An In-depth Guide to Learning with Technology.