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 of well-supported material." (Education)
"A straightforward and very readable introduction." (Times Higher 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.
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 9th July 1999
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 216.16 x 142.74 x 10.6
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised