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.
2. The Importance of Mental Activities.
3. Activities, Strategies and School Learning.
4. How Learners Use Their Existing Knowledge.
5. The Child Who Arrives at School.
6. Abilities and the Individual Student.
7. Comprehensive: Understanding Stories and Texts.
8. Writing Skills.
9. Motivation and Learning.
"In a most readable fashion he leads us through a plethora of well supported material. The book gives a useful and comprehensive account of learning."Education