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How We Learn : A Christian Teacher's Guide to Educational Psychology - Klaus Issler

How We Learn

A Christian Teacher's Guide to Educational Psychology

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Published: 1st May 2002
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No one fully understands how learning works, but educational psychologists understand a great deal about what works. The collaborative team of Klaus Issler and Ronald Habermas has assembled an integration of theology and instructional theory in Teaching for Reconciliation: Foundations and Practice of Christian Educational Ministry. Now they expound on one aspect of educational theory/theology to help teachers choose the method that best reaches particular learners in a specific learning situation. How We Learn demystifies the principles of educational psychology. The book identifies: —means and barriers in learning - —motivational factors that make learners receptive —learning's outcome in attitudes, spirituality, and behavior Application sections, special exercises and examples, plus dozens of figures and tables aid understanding of learning effectiveness, age-related development, individual learning style, special education, and other issues.

List of Tables and Figuresp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Perspectives about Learning
Why Worry about How We Learn?p. 15
What Can We Learn?p. 29
Application: Evaluating and Measuring Learningp. 42
Process of Learning
Learning by Processing Informationp. 49
Application: Facilitating Discussion among Adultsp. 56
Learning by Associationp. 63
Application: Guiding Children's Learningp. 74
Learning by Examplep. 81
Application: Guiding Teens to the Right Modelsp. 86
Preparation for Learning
Sensitivity to Student Motivationp. 99
Application: Learning Styles and Motivationp. 117
Human Nature: Birthday Gifts for Growth and Learningp. 121
Application: Students with Special Educational Needsp. 128
Developmental Changes in Our Thinkingp. 133
Application: Children and Conversionp. 148
Mapping Our Personality Growthp. 153
Application: How Willing and Able Are Students?p. 165
Purposes in Learning
The Goal: Christian Maturityp. 171
Application: Learning Dispositions Through Spiritual Disciplinesp. 180
A Lifelong Call to Changep. 185
Application: Teaching with E'sp. 191
Teaching Methods and the Six Avenues of Learningp. 197
Unity in Diversity: Body, Soul, and Genderp. 199
Notesp. 203
Referencesp. 225
Index of Scripturep. 237
Index of Authorsp. 241
Index of Subjectsp. 243
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ISBN: 9781579109677
ISBN-10: 1579109675
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35