For courses in Educational Learning Theory, Educational Psychology, and Learning and Memory.
The leader in the field, this text covers a wide range of theories - conditioning, social-cognitive, information processing, and social constructivism - and provides a thorough grounding in the psychology of motivation. Coverage demonstrates - through the author's lucid prose - how different concepts relate to one another; provides dozens of proven examples; and, emphasizes meaningful learning that makes the fundamentals of these theories as well as their application to education understandable to students with little or no prior coursework in psychology.
I: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN LEARNING.1. Definitions and Perspectives of Learning.
II: BEHAVIORIST VIEWS OF LEARNING.3. Behaviorism and Classical Conditioning.
III: SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY.7. Social Cognitive Theory.
IV: COGNITIVE VIEWS OF LEARNING.8. Antecedents and Assumptions of Cognitivism.
V: COMPLEX LEARNING AND COGNITION.13. Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning, and Study Strategies.
VI: MOTIVATION.16. Motivation and Affect.