Psychology of Learning for Instruction
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Psychology of Learning for Instruction

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Designed to apply to a wide range of educational practice, from primary school instruction to corporate training, this textbook has been updated for the third edition with new case studies, graphics, and references.
Hardcover, Third Edition, 476 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by Pearson (first published October 1st 1993)
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Devrim Ozdemir
I read this book during my doctoral program. It was a nice cover of major theories. It is a nice introductory book that can help the students to see the big picture in the field.
Tim Gannon
An exceptional text. The various learning theories are discussed, such as behavioralism, cognitive information processing, meaningful learning, biological bases, and situated cognition. Other chapters examine cognitive and knowledge development, with a review of Piaget and neo-Piaget. Bruner and Vygotsky's work is described. Chapters on motivation and self regulation are also included. The text finishes with Gagne's theory of instruction and Constructivism.

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Mark Weiss
Began a bit rocky, but now I feel like I have become friends with Marcy Driscoll. Each page is like she is talking to me and explaining things so I can understand. In the latter chapters, she is good about relating to earlier chapters and the major topics there. I figured out at the the end, that there was method to her madness, in the order in which she presented the topics. There are a lot of terms I can't remember. But I feel I could re-read this and enjoy it and get a lot more out of it, whi...more
Matthew Fuller
I set out to read this text for a class I'm teaching. Driscoll is clear, conversational, and thorough. My only complaint is that some of the chapters could be reordered...presenting behaviorism, cognitive theories, and constructivist theories a little closer together to discriminate between these important traditions. But, I still love this book.
Angela Benson
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