Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective

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Useful for students with minimal course background in psychology, this text balances coverage of theories, principles, and research findings appropriate for human learning with an emphasis on specific examples of their application in a variety of educational settings.

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Key Benefit: Balances coverage of theories, principles, and research findings appropriate for human learning — with an emphasis on specific examples of their application in a variety of educational settings. Key Topics: Features three chapters on cognitive learning principles — with information on information processing, knowledge acquisition, constructivism, problem solving, and learning in the content areas (e.g., math, reading, writing, science). Includes expanded coverage on how learning and motivation are related. Contains a chapter that shows how learning principles apply to self-regulation, new material on transfer, and includes a section on constructivism.

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Dale H. Schunk is Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, a M.Ed. from Boston University, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held faculty positions at Purdue University (where he served as Head of the Department of Educational Studies), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he also was Chair of the Academic Affairs Institutional Review Board), and the University of Houston. Dale has edited six books, is co-author of Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications (Prentice Hall, 2008) and has authored over 80 articles and book chapters. He has served as President of Division 15-Educational Psychology for the American Psychological Association and as Secretary of Division C-Learning and Instruction for the American Educational Research Association. He is presently a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals. Dale's teaching and research interests include learning, motivation, and self-regulation. He has received the Early Career Contributions Award in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Albert J. Harris Research Award from the International Reading Association, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Purdue University School of Education

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