I bought this book as part of my 1st year reading list of my University course. The book writes in a way that is easy to understand and doesn't use complicated English like some other text books that I have come across. It has often helped me get a sound understanding of an area of learning. It is a great starting point for any student and is a good place to start to get a general understanding of a subject. Clearly, more sources need to be drawn on if you wish to write an academic piece of writing on the matters that are covered here as I would not call it in-depth.
I'm a trainee teacher and I find this book useful for my learning. It's user friendly. Although it's thin, it contains all the info that I need especially in terms of learning about the learner, psychologically. This is a recommended book. You should buy this!
I am a second year primary education student. My course generally covers a lot of different pyscholocial theories, this book has helped me underpin these theories and relate them to pedagogical choice in teaching and in assignments. I higly reccommend this book.
This book is ideal for teacher trainees, who are looking for a general introduction to theories about learning (ZPD, scaffolding, multiple intelligences, etc.). Beside the more theoretical chapters, there is ample evidence of practical considerations.