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Psychology of Learning for Instruction

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The Third Edition of this popular text continues its in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on learning and instruction that presents the latest psychological and educational models and research to the students of today's learning society.

"Psychology of Learning for Instruction, Third Edition, " focuses on the applications and implications of the learning theories. Usin
Hardcover, Third Edition, 496 pages
Published August 13th 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.
This is no exciting book, but it has been very helpful and practical. Driscoll does a very good job of reviewing the many popular and prevalent teaching and learning theories in education today. She helps the reader to understand the historical context of the rise of each theory as well as the practical outworkings of each theory. She makes a case for the pros and cons of each theory, pointing out the usefulness to be found and utilized as well as the drawbacks to using the different theories in ...more
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.

Each chapter is presented in a fashion
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
Useful books; great examples.
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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