Learning and Instruction

Front Cover
Merrill, 2003 - Education - 516 pages
0 Reviews
How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? This new book by a noted scholar thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the “big” ideas, preferring that readers understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. The book uses clear definitions, concrete examples, and a conversational writing style that easily engages readers by addressing them directly. Coverage is organized around two “sides” of the educational “coin:” learning in subject areas and instructional methods that foster meaningful learning; and explaining what research says about the learning/teaching process. For professionals in the field of Education Psychology.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Introduction to Learning and Instruction
and Instruction
Teaching by Priming Students Motivation

24 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Richard E. Mayer is professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has served since 1975. He is the author of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2005). In 2008 he received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award.

Bibliographic information