Psychology Applied to Teaching

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Education - 672 pages
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This text has received wide acclaim for its applied, practical, and student-oriented approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that the aspiring and developing teachers who read it can see themselves as engaged learners: professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 13th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a textbook that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students.
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Let me qualify with the obvious, this is a textbook, I wouldn't grab this as a "must read". I did however really enjoy the bulk of this book. Most of it, but not all, is written with a clear lack of bias. The ideas in the book strive to aim for the real world. Some of the textbooks in this subject area too often lean towards what I like to call the "fluffy" approach that says that everyone will love you if you treat 6 year old like adults. It really does offer insights into the psychology of teaching that can help with developing new and additional skills as a teacher. 

Contents

Applying Psychology to Teaching
1
Developmental Characteristics and Theories
25
Student Differences and Diversity
110
Learning and Thinking
224
Creating a Positive Environment for Learning and Teaching
366
Assessing Students Capabilities
483
References
576
Glossary
609
Credits
617
Author Index
618
Subject Index
626
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Jack Snowman is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University in 1975. His research is in the area of cognitive and learning strategies. His recent publications include "Learning Tactics and Strategies" in COGNITIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING (Academic Press, 1986) and "Explorations in Mnemonic Training" in IMAGERY AND RELATED MNEMONIC PROCESSING (Springer-Verlag, 1987).

Rick McCown is Professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, PA. He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1980. He is active in the Educational Psychology community, including leading presentations at the American Educational Research Association conference. A colleague of Jack Snowman for 25 years, Dr. McCown shares Snowman's views about the role of educational psychology in teacher education. He is an accomplished writer, with published papers (one of which was co-authored with Snowman), journal articles, and book chapters.

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