Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package / Edition 4

Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package / Edition 4

by Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

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ISBN-13: 9780133830835
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/23/2014
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeanne Ellis Ormrod received her A.B. in psychology from Brown University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned licensure in school psychology through postdoctoral work at Temple University and the University of Colorado at Boulder and has worked as a middle school geography teacher and school psychologist. She was Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado until 1998, when she moved east to return to her native New England. She has published numerous research articles on cognition and memory, cognitive development, and giftedness but is probably best known for this book and four others: Human Learning (currently in its sixth edition); Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (currently in its eigth edition); Child Development and Education (co authored with Teresa McDevitt, currently in its fifth edition); and Practical Research (co authored with Paul Leedy, currently in its tenth edition). She has also recently published a non textbook for a broad audience: Our Minds, Our Memories: Enhancing Thinking and Learning at All Ages. With her three children now grown and out on their own, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Richard.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents for

Chapter 1. Introduction to Educational Psychology

GENERAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

DEVELOPING AS A TEACHER

STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING AND STUDYING EFFECTIVELY

SUMMARY

Chapter 2. Learning, Cognition, and Memory

LEARNING AS A CONSTRUCTIVE PROCESS

THINKING AND LEARNING IN THE BRAIN

HOW HUMAN MEMORY OPERATES

WHY LEARNERS MAY OR MAY NOT REMEMBER WHAT THEY HAVE

LEARNED

PROMOTING EFFECTIVE COGNITIVE PROCESSES

SUMMARY

Chapter 3. Learning in Context

IMMEDIATE STIMULI AS CONTEXT

SOCIAL INTERACTION AS CONTEXT

CULTURE AS CONTEXT

SOCIETY AS CONTEXT

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA AS CONTEXTS

ACADEMIC CONTENT DOMAINS AS CONTEXTS

HOW LEARNERS MODIFY THEIR ENVIRONMENTS

PROVIDING SUPPORTIVE CONTEXTS FOR LEARNING

SUMMARY

Chapter 4. Complex Cognitive Processes

METACOGNITION

SELF-REGULATION

TRANSFER

PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATIVITY

CRITICAL THINKING

PROMOTING COMPLEX COGNITIVE PROCESSES

SUMMARY

Chapter 5. Cognitive Development

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES

TRENDS IN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

INTELLIGENCE

ADDRESSING STUDENTS’ DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS

SUMMARY

Chapter 6. Motivation and Affect

THE NATURE OF MOTIVATION

BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION

COGNITIVE FACTURES IN MOTIVATION

AFFECT AND ITS EFFECTS ON MOTIVATION AND LEARNING

PROMOTING MOTIVATION AND PRODUCTIVE AFFECT

SUMMARY

Chapter 7. Personal, Social, and Moral Development

PERSONALITY AND SENSE OF SELF

PEER RELATIONSHIPS

SOCIAL COGNITION

MORAL AND PROSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

PROMOTING PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WHO FACE EXCEPTIONAL PERSONAL OR

SOCIAL CHALLENGES

SUMMARY

Chapter 8. Instructional Strategies

PLANNING INSTRUCTION

CONDUCTING TEACHER-DIRECTED INSTRUCTION

CONDUCTING LEARNER-DIRECTED INSTRUCTION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

SUMMARY

Chapter 9. Strategies for Creating an Effective Classroom Environment

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING

EXPANDING THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

REDUCING UNPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS

ADDRESSING AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE AT SCHOOL

SUMMARY

Chapter 10. Assessment Strategies

USING ASSESSMENTS FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES

ENHANCING LEARNING THROUGH CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT PRACTICES

IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF GOOD ASSESSMENT

CONDUCTING INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS

DESIGNING AND GIVING FORMAL ASSESSMENTS

EVALUATING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE ON FORMAL ASSESSMENTS

SUMMARIZING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT WITH GRADES AND

PORTFOLIOS

ASSESSING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT AND ABILITIES WITH

STANDARDIZED TESTS

SUMMARY

Appendix A. Describing Associations with Correlation Coefficients

Appendix B. Understanding and Interpreting Standardized Test Results

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