Educational Psychology:Developing Learners

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9780130136480: Educational Psychology:Developing Learners

This text is appropriate for courses in Introduction to Educational Psychology.

This widely used text is known for its exceptionally clear and engaging writing, its in-depth focus on learning, and its extensive concrete applications. Its unique approach helps students understand concepts by encouraging them to examine their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers. The book concentrates on core concepts and principles and gives students an in-depth understanding of the central ideas of educational psychology. Its six chapters on learning, and the large amount of material to help students understand how they themselves learn, differentiates this text from others in the field.

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"[…] This is an excellent textbook in its comprehensiveness, depth of coverage, and realistic classroom applications. This is definitely one of the best textbooks currently available in the field."

-Rolando A. Santos, California State University, Los Angeles

 

“[…] The features included allow for students to achieve an understanding and application of principles […] Also, student resources are excellent. Students will be able to view the instructor as a guide, rather than one who must interpret the information because of the readability level and writing style used by the author.”

-Sharon Cordell, Roane State Community College

 

“We chose Ormrod because of its readability and emphasis on application in real classrooms, as well as the author’s efforts to actively engage the reader through suggested reflections and activities.”

-Pamela Kidder-Ashley, Ph.D., Appalachian State University

 

“Many (other) characteristics set Ormrod’s book apart from its competitors and contribute to its excellence: The writing style is lively. […] There are plentiful examples from actual teaching experiences that are good illustrations of their linked constructs. […]Ormrod understands that many students must pass state tests to be certified and is clearly conversant with state exam content. […] I am ecstatic to see diversity, developmental status, and special needs integrated into practically every chapter […] so that it is a part of the everyday life of the teacher. […] This text is definitely written for preservice teachers”

-Susan Carol Losh, Florida State University

 

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Educational Psychology: Developing Learners, 6/e

Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

 

 

A Focus on Core Ideas and Helping You Understand and Apply Those Ideas

  • An even more tightly focused presentation, an even more accessible text
  • An emphasis on identifying, discussing, and summarizing core concepts and principles that matter in classrooms
  • A persistent focus on helping you discover more about yourself as a thinker and learner in Experiencing Firsthand exercises and other features
  • Practical teaching strategies and concrete classroom examples in tables and features including Creating a Productive Classroom Environment, Principles/Assumptions, and Into the Classroom

 A Focus on Helping You Truly See and Better Understand Children and Adolescents

  • Artifacts from a cross-section of real kids and their classrooms
  • Case studies introducing and closing each chapter, and other vignettes
  • The Interpreting Artifacts and Behaviors  feature, providing practice in evaluating student work and applying new knowledge authentically
  • Developmental progressions of four grade levels and their implications for practice in the Developmental Trends table

A Focus on Providing You an Interactive, Multimedia Learning Experience

  • The Understanding Research and Practicing Teaching Skills  lab manual CD packaged with and integrated into the text provides exercises that build core teaching skills, as well as exercise to help you critique and value research
  • Merrill’s Teacher Preparation Classroom Website is integrated into the text and will help you tie core concepts to real students and teachers in real classrooms
  • The Ormrod Teacher prep Course  at http://www.prenhall.com/ormrod provides chapter pretests and posttests supported by study material to help you make sure you understand course content; homework and exercises help you apply chapter content and practice building teaching skills

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