The 11th Edition maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms. The new edition includes expanded coverage of Constructivism, Social Cognitive Theory, and Self-Regulated Learning, as well as new chapters devoted to The Learning Sciences and Constructivism (Ch 9) and Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation (Ch 10). Still the most applied text on the market, this text is replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers. The text provides solid, up-to-date coverage of the foundational areas within educational psychology: learning, development, motivation, teaching, and assessment, combined with intelligent examination of emerging trends in the field and society that affect student learning, such as student diversity, inclusion of students with special learning needs, technology, education and neuroscience, and No Child Left Behind.
A text/CD-ROM package for students in an education psychology course; no background in education or psychology is assumed. Covers student development, looks at learning from behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist perspectives, and discusses motivating and teaching today's students. Examines teaching from teacher and student perspectives, with much material based on recent research in real classrooms, and examines many types of grading and testing. This eighth edition contains a new chapter on social cognitive and constructivist views of learning. The CD-ROM contains web links, activities, video and audio clips, and practice tests. Woolfolk is affiliated with The Ohio State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)