A Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning
By (author) Michael J. A. Howe
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Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning by Michael J. A. Howe
Book DescriptionOf all topics within the psychology of education, learning is one of the most crucial. Yet in terms of practical texts likely to be of use to teachers, it is one of the most neglected. This book is a short, down-to-earth account of learning by children of the kinds of knowledge and skills they acquire at school. Though it does not aim to show teachers how to teach, it gives a highly practical account of learning, remembering and related processes. Some recent developments in mainstream psychology promise to be of enormous potential benefit for classroom work: increasing attention is given to the ways in which people use their knowledge and skills to acquire new information. Psychologists have come to grips with practical questions about the determinants of effective remembering and we are now much better informed about what children need to do in order to learn. This book is the first to present this material in a form suitable for those training and working as teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631135784
(215mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. A. Howe
Genius Explained, Paperback (May 2001)
This study controversially suggests genius is made not born by tracing the lives of famous figures.
Psychology of High Abilities, Paperback (July 1999)
This text reveals the causes of impressive accomplishments, discovering how and why people differ in their capabilities. Topics covered include prodigies, geniuses, the acceleration of development in young people and the influences on young people.
Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning, Paperback (April 1999)
Presents an account of how children learn and of the kinds of knowledge and skills they acquire at school. This title gives practical account of learning, remembering and related processes. It draws upon cognitive psychology to increase our understanding of those kinds of learning that are needed for making progress in the classroom.
IQ in Question, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Michael J. A. Howe
This text examines various theories regarding IQ. The author reviews and rejects claims such as: that IQ tests provide a measure of inherent mental capacities; that intelligence and "race" are linked; that there is a "gene for intelligence"; and that low IQ means restricted capabilities.
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Author Biography - Michael J. A. Howe
Michael J. A. Howe is editor of the journal Human Learning, and his many successful books include Introduction to Human Memory and Understanding School Learning.
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