Psychology of Learning for Instruction Paperback – 1 Sep 2004
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From the Back Cover
“This is an excellent textbook about the psychology of learning and memory in instructional settings.”
Robert G. Winningham, Western Oregon University
“The scenarios and reflective questions and activities assist in gaining a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the material.”
Dr. Ernescia M. Torbert Richardson, Cleveland State University
“Driscoll's text provides a solid survey of the prominent theories and concepts of human learning and instruction.”
Ronald A. Beghetto, Indiana University
The Third Edition of this popular text focuses on the applications and implications of learning theories. Using excellent examples ranging from primary school instruction to corporate training, this text combines the latest thinking and research to give students the opportunity to explore individual theories as viewed by the experts. Students are encouraged to apply “reflective practice,” which is designed to foster a critical and reflective mode of thinking and orientation to application when considering any particular approach to learning and instruction.
New To This Edition
- Includes new graphics and concrete examples to help students grasp complex concepts and learn how they can be applied.
- Provides a theory matrix at the close of each chapter to capture the key components of each theory and permit easy comparisons.
- A single case scenario is included and discussed in each chapter to illustrate similarities and differences in what theories reveal and explain about learning.
- Updated references, including new research and literature on motivation, constructivism, situaed learning, and self-regulation.
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Who knows, maybe it is just that so many of the other books for teachers seem lackluster (am I the only one who didn't find Wong particularly useful???), but Driscoll's book is one of the best reference books for teachers I've come across so far.
And yeah, I don't think it was meant as a 'reference' book per se, but this will definitely point you in the right direction and while it is certainly readible, I found it stood out most for me as a stepping stone to the literature.