Educational Psychology: Developing Learners

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9780130887047: 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, wealth of practical applications, and innovative learning package make this the best text for maximum student comprehension.

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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

 

About the Author:

Jeanne Ellis Ormrod received her A.B. in psychology from Brown University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned licensure in school psychology through postdoctoral work at Temple University and the University of Colorado at Boulder and has worked as a middle school geography teacher and school psychologist. She was Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado until 1998, when she moved east to return to her native New England. She is currently affiliated with the University of New Hampshire, where she occasionally teaches courses in educational psychology and research methods. She has published numerous research articles on cognition and memory, cognitive development, and giftedness, but she is probably best known for this textbook and four others: Human Learning (currently in its fifth edition); Essentials of Educational Psychology (currently in its second edition); Child Development and Education(co-authored with Teresa McDevitt, currently in its fourth edition); and Practical Research(co-authored with Paul Leedy, currently in its ninth edition). With her three children now grown and out on their own, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband Richard.

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