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Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice [with MyEducationLab]

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This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. The eighth edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further i

Paperback, Ninth Edition, 608 pages
Published April 9th 2008 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1986)
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It's a school textbook. It's boring. I had to read it; therefore, it's going on here since it took up so much of my time.

I'm saving all these textbooks. In August of 2019 when I get my degree I'm have a big bonfire!!!
Izarra Varela
Feb 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Judging from this book, educational psychology is a field of social science that examines formal education, a fundamentally horrible and inefficient method of knowledge transferral, and attempts to make it less awful, without actually changing the most horrible and inefficient parts about it. Since the industrial revolution, students have been shunted into age-based grade levels and classrooms (is there any other way to learn?) and guided through a planned curriculum by a teacher (suck from the ...more
Mrs. Schatz
Read for VA Tech ITMA program. It's educational pyschology, what more should/need I say?
it is renowned book. i want to read
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book that contains a lot of information about kids and how they develop
it is written in a scientific but simple language :)

I really recommend it to teachers and also parents.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, this a textbook, so naturally it is information-dense and dry at times. However, it was well-written and provides extremely useful information. Chapters covered topics such as theories of development, behavioral theories of learning, information processing and cognitive theories of learning, student-centered and constructivist approaches to learning, accommodating instruction to meet individual needs, the effective lesson, motivating students to learn, effective learning environments, and m ...more
Self-Assessments are limited because they focus only on the opening vignette. The sidebar videos I did not find beneficial. The effective teacher's classroom videos for the most part were usually very informative and relevant to applying skills to real life. The text was not difficult to read, but they could have expanded on a few areas instead of cramming lots of new information into a single paragraph. It didn't go into nearly enough things that I didn't already know about teaching and student ...more
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Did not have this edition, but rather a "Pearson Custom" that culled from this book. It was ok, I learned some good stuff from it, but there were several concepts that were unclear, even after much class discussion. I shouldn't hold it against the book that the professor didn't know what the book was trying to say either, but it's hard for me to give high marks to a text that creates more confusion and doesn't resolve it.
Aqyas Dini
It's a good book to start if you want to have a wide understanding about educational psychology. What I like from this book is the "connect to others' part" things and "21st century skills" section. Also, there are a few activities that you can try--at class, if you are a teacher.

For a undergrad student, I recommend you to read "reflectively"--you read chapters by chapters by reflecting it with your own experiences.
Dec 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This edition ignores best practice of modern bookselling: putting a binding on the book.

There is little in this book that a year or two of classroom practice won't reveal to a thoughtful teacher.
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction to Educational Psychology, as it applies to teaching. I found the chapters on motivation to be especially interesting.
The only issue I had with this book was the fact that it looked like a dictionary, instead of a book. It helped me with theory and some tables were really good.
Jan 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Invaluable if you enter the classroom or simply want to understand students better as a parent or interested party. Clearly written, helpful, and broken down into manageable sections.
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've run out of clever things to say about my boring textbooks......but I finished the book and the class, so all I have to say is Yea!
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: educational
Good review of educational psychologists. Good teaching methods.
Nov 30, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
need pdf format
Thomas Henderson
Well worth picking up even an older edition if you are
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for school. I found it very informational and got some very good ideas from reading the book.
Jessica Birt
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must for anyone entering the educational field! Great for a refresher as well!
Tiffany Wilbourn
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the book I used to teach my college class this semester. Pretty thorough....
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Robert E. Slavin is Co-director of the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University.
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