Ways of Learning

Learning Theories for the Classroom

Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315460599

Category: Education

Page: 166

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While most teachers are skilled in providing opportunities for the progression of children’s learning, it is sometimes without fully understanding the theory behind it. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learners, teachers are better equipped to provide experiences and situations that are more likely to lead to effective acquisition of knowledge, concepts and skills. Ways of Learning has been widely used and now, fully updated, it seeks to provide further insight into the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching, including: ■ an overview of learning ■ behaviourism and the beginning of theory ■ cognitive and constructivist learning ■ multiple intelligences and learning styles ■ difficulties with learning ■ the influence of neuropsychology ■ other theories, philosophies and names ■ relating theory to practice. The fourth edition of this book includes developments in areas covered in the preceding editions, as well as expanding on certain topics to bring about a wider perspective; most notably, a new consideration of learning styles and a new chapter detailing important thinkers and writers from the history of education and their continuing influence along with other theories, ideas and thoughts not included in the rest of the book. The book also reflects changes in government policy and is closely related to new developments in practice. Written for trainee teachers, serving teachers and others interested in learning for various reasons, Ways of Learning serves as a valuable introduction for students setting out on higher degree work who are in need of an introduction to the topic.
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Ways of Learning

Learning theories and learning styles in the classroom

Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917626

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Whilst most teachers are skilled in providing opportunities for the progression of children’s learning, it is often without fully understanding the theory behind it. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learning preferences, teachers are better equipped to provide effective experiences and situations which are more likely to lead to lasting attainment. Now fully updated, Ways of Learning seeks to provide an understanding of the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching, including: An overview of learning Behaviourism and the beginning of theory Cognitive and constructivist learning Multiple intelligences Learning styles Difficulties with learning The influence of neuro-psychology Relating theory to practice The third edition of this book includes developments in areas covered in the first and second editions, as well as expanding on certain topics to bring about a wider perspective; most noticeably a newly updated and fully expanded chapter on the influence of neuro-educational research. The book also reflects changes in government policy and is closely related to new developments in practice. Written for trainee teachers, serving teachers, and others interested in learning for various reasons, Ways of Learning serves as a valuable introduction for students setting out on higher degree work who are in need of an introduction to the topic.
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Improving Human Learning in the Classroom

Theories and Teaching Practices

Author: George R. Taylor,Loretta MacKenney

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578869099

Category: Education

Page: 326

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Improving Human Learning in the Classroom provides a functional and realistic approach to facilitate learning through a demonstration of commonalities between the various theories of learning. Designed to assist educators in eliciting students' prior knowledge, providing feedback, transfer of knowledge, and promoting self-assessment, Taylor and MacKenney provide proven strategies for infusing various learning theories into a curriculum, guiding educators to find their own strategies for promoting learning in the classroom. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods investigate learning theories and reforms in education. Quantitative data sources build the theoretical framework for educating the student, as well as developing strategies for closing the achievement gap. Taylor and MacKenney fuse personal experiences with solid strategies for human learning.
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Using Human Learning Strategies in the Classroom

Author: George R. Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: 9780810842106

Category: Education

Page: 245

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This book provides a realistic approach to applying human learning in the classroom. It's designed for the teacher who is aware of many different theories of learning and who might like to learn methods of transposing these theories to the classroom. No knowledge of any kind of psychological pedagogy is required. Professor Taylor's experience culled through over 30 years in the field combined with his flair for easily explaining complex matters, makes an invaluable reading experience for today's teacher.
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Multimedia Learning Theory

Preparing for the New Generation of Students

Author: Patrick M. Jenlink

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610488504

Category: Education

Page: 170

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This book offers a primary focus on the meaning and importance of multimedia learning theory and is application in educator preparation.
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The Theory & Practice of Teaching

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749434090

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Designed to help readers understand the techniques, theories and methods of teaching. This book examines theoretical issues underlying teaching such as the changing environment and ethics; explores teaching methods, including didactic, socratic and experimental and mentoring and considers the issues of assessment of learning.
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The Social Psychology of Education

Current Research and Theory

Author: Robert S. Feldman,Robert Stephen Feldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521396424

Category: Education

Page: 396

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This book examines the ways in which the theory and data of social psychology can be applied to teaching, learning, and other experiences in schools. Its focus ranges in level from the individual (e.g., student attitudes and attributions), to the teacher-student interaction, to the impact of society (e.g., racial and cultural influences on school performance). The editor and distinguished contributors have two major purposes. The first is to illustrate the scope and sophistication of the emerging field known as the social psychology of education. The second is to provide solid, informed suggestions to educators for the amelioration of current educational problems. To that end, each author explicitly discusses implications for educational practice.
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Designing for Learning

Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms

Author: George W. Gagnon,Michelle Collay

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761921592

Category: Education

Page: 167

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Introducing CLD — Constructivist Learning Design — a new and different way of thinking about learning and teaching.
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Discussion as a Way of Teaching

Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield,Stephen Preskill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429753

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices. The book also includes new exercises and material on the intersections between discussion and the encouragement of democracy in the classroom. This revised edition expands on the original and contains information on adapting discussion methods in online teaching, on using discussion to enhance democratic participation, and on the theoretical foundations for the discussion exercises described in the book. Throughout the book, Brookfield and Preskill clearly show how discussion can enliven classrooms, and they outline practical methods for ensuring that students will come to class prepared to discuss a topic. They also explain how to balance the voices of students and teachers, while still preserving the moral, political, and pedagogic integrity of discussion.
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