Improving Human Learning in the Classroom: Theories and Teaching Practices

Improving Human Learning in the Classroom: Theories and Teaching Practices

By: George R. Taylor (author), Loretta MacKenney (author)Hardback

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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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George R. Taylor is professor and head of the Department of Special Education at Coppin State College and Core Faculty at the Union Institute. Loretta MacKenney retired from teaching at Baltimore County Public Schools after 30 years.


Chapter 1 The Psychology of Human Learning Chapter 2 Emotions and Human Motivation in Learning Chapter 3 Bahaviorism and its Impact on Learning Theories Chapter 4 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov Chapter 5 Burrhus Frederic Skinner Chapter 6 Social Learning Theories Chapter 7 Application of Social Learning Theory Chapter 8 Cognitive Psychology Chapter 9 Cognitive Theories of Learning Chapter 10 Theory of Multiple Intelligences Chapter 11 Concept Learning Chapter 12 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Chapter 13 Holistic Learning and Education Chapter 14 Reciprocal Teaching Chapter 15 Brain-based Learning Chapter 16 Integrating Learning Styles in the Curriculum Chapter 17 Strategies for Improving Memory Chapter 18 Direct Intervention Techniques for Teaching Social Skills Chapter 19 Integrating Reading into Content Areas Chapter 20 Summary

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781578868575
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 326
  • ID: 9781578868575
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1578868572

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