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A Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning - Michael J. A. Howe

A Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning


Published: 9th July 1999
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Of all topics within the psychology of education, learning is one of the most crucial. Yet in terms of practical texts likely to be of use to students and teachers, it is one of the most neglected. This book is a short, down-to-earth account of how children learn the knowledge and skills they acquire at school. Though it does not show teachers how to teach, it gives a highly practical account of learning, remembering and related processes.The first edition of this book was one of the first to present the ideas of the psychology of learning in an integrated text. This fully revised edition includes the psychological research into children's learning and intelligence which has taken place over the past decade. The book is illustrated with non-country specific examples allowing course use around the world. A Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning is invaluable for students of psychology and education and for those training and working as teachers.

Reviews of the previous edition:

"In a most readable fashion he leads us through a plethora ofwell-supported material." (Education)

"A straightforward and very readable introduction." (TimesHigher Education Supplement)


Introduction: the beginnings of human learning.

Preparing for learning at school.

Mental activities and human learning.

Rehearsing and practicing.

How existing knowledge aids learning.

Intelligence and human abilities.

How motivation affects learning.

Reading, comprehension and learning.

Extending writing skills.



ISBN: 9780631212270
ISBN-10: 0631212272
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 9th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.87  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised