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Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 200 students and faculty, ED PSYCH is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. ED PSYCH has the most applied approach to educational psychology--taking complex psychology theories and demonstrating how they apply to everyday experiences of in-service teachers.

Jack Snowman, Southern Illinois University

Jack Snowman is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University in 1975. His research is in the area of cognitive and learning strategies. His recent publications include "Learning Tactics and Strategies" in COGNITIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING (Academic Press, 1986) and "Explorations in Mnemonic Training" in IMAGERY AND RELATED MNEMONIC PROCESSING (Springer-Verlag, 1987).

Rick McCown, Duquesne University

Rick McCown is Professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, PA. He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1980. He is active in the Educational Psychology community, including leading presentations at the American Educational Research Association conference. A colleague of Jack Snowman for 25 years, Dr. McCown shares Snowman's views about the role of educational psychology in teacher education. He is an accomplished writer, with published papers (one of which was co-authored with Snowman), journal articles, and book chapters.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery--both in print and online--provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 200 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Suggestions for Teaching provide concrete teaching examples that highlight the application of psychological research in the classroom. This real-world connection helps pre-service teachers understand the value of their educational psychology course in their development as an educator.
  • "TeachSource Video Case" boxes integrate the text with award-winning video cases, bringing key topics to life and simulating classroom observation by referring students to relevant cases that they can view online.
  • Case in Print presents a recent newspaper article in every chapter, illustrating the relationship between chapter content and real-life classroom practices.
  • Challenging Assumptions highlights a recommendation or practice that is based on one or more assumption and offers a counterargument that challenges those assumptions.
  • Pause & Reflect sections prompt students to stop and think about a concept, make connections between concepts, and relate theory and actual classroom practice. These features also encourage students to relate their own experiences to what they are reading.
1. Applying Psychology to Teaching.
Part I: DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THEORIES.
2. Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development.
3. Age-Level Characteristics.
Part II: STUDENT DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY.
4. Understanding Student Differences.
5. Addressing Cultural and Socioeconomic Diversity.
6. Accommodating Student Variability.
Part III: LEARNING AND THINKING.
7. Behavioral Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning.
8. Information Processing Theory.
9. Social Cognitive Theory.
10. Constructivist Learning Theory, Problem Solving, and Transfer.
Part IV: CREATING A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING.
11. Motivation.
12. Classroom Management.
13. Approaches to Instruction.
Part V: ASSESSING STUDENTS' CAPABILITIES.
14. Assessment of Classroom Learning.
15. Understanding Standardized Assessment.
16. Becoming a Better Teacher by Becoming a Reflective Teacher.

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  • ISBN-10: 1111841934
  • ISBN-13: 9781111841935
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $52.50
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online ExamView®

ISBN: 9781133230045
Available for download from the instructor website, ExamView® testing software includes all the items from the online Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133230069

Preview Guide

ISBN: 9781133308720

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111841966
Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, TeachSource Video Cases, and more; and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133112617
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Video Cases, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133112631
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Video Cases, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111841966
Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook; learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and TeachSource Video Cases; and more in your Education CourseMate, accessed through http://CengageBrain.com.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133112617
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Video Cases, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133112631
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Video Cases, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.