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Advanced Educational Psychology for Educators, Researchers, and Policymakers By Michael Pressley

Advanced Educational Psychology for Educators, Researchers, and Policymakers
by Michael Pressley

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This cutting-edge text summarizes and explains the research that all educators, researchers, and policymakers need to know.

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Advanced Educational Psychology for Educators, Researchers, and Policymakers Summary


Advanced Educational Psychology for Educators, Researchers, and Policymakers by Michael Pressley

Written for doctoral-level courses in educational psychology, this text summarizes and explains the research that professional educators, researchers and policy makers should be familiar with. Sound educational decision making and the planning of future research is emphasized, highlighting how cognitive processes, world knowledge, metacognition and motivation contribute to comtemporary education and educational reform. Cognition and instruction are covered in detail, especially with respect to the teaching of mathematics, science, reading and writing. This text covers the new biology that educators should also be aware of. The researchers and theorists cited are discussed in this volume, with their contibutions covered in ways that relate their work to informed educational decision making. Suggestions for next steps are integrated throughout this book. This text is appropriate for anyone attempting to develop a research programme.

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Table of Contents




1. Introduction: Good Thinking, Good Teaching, and Alternative Ways of Studying.

I. GOOD INFORMATION PROCESSING.

2. Strategies and Metacognitive Regulation of Strategies: Basic Theory and Research.
3. Knowledge.
4. The Role of Knowledge in Cognition.
5. Enhancing Student Motivation.
6. Biological Foundations.

II. OTHER GRAND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES.

7. Classical Theories of Learning and Development.
8. Social Interactional Theories of Learning and Development.
9. Preparing Students to Think Responsibly About Difficult Social Problems.

III. IMPORTANT EMPIRICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

10. Basic Mechanisms Affecting Learning.
11. Teaching Practices and the Development of Intellect.

IV. COGNITION AND INSTRUCTION.

12. Science Misconceptions, Alter native Frameworks, or Whatever.
13. Mathematical Problem Solving.
14. Literacy I: Reading.
15. Literacy II: Writing.

V. ASSESSMENT AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.

16. Traditional Assessments and Conceptualizations of Intelligence and Academic Competence.
17. Alternative Assessments.
18. Various Types of Learners.

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GOR010224403
Advanced Educational Psychology for Educators, Researchers, and Policymakers by Michael Pressley
Michael Pressley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
1995-03-06
704
067346914X
9780673469144
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