In common with the first edition, A Teacher’s Guide to the Psychology of Learning draws upon the contribution of modern cognitive psychology to increase out understanding of those kinds of learning that are needed for making progress in the classroom.
Together with substantial revisions, this updated edition includes a number of new chapters reflecting the increasing interest in human learning an knowledge acquisition.
Introduction: the beginnings of human learning.
Preparing for learning at school.
Mental activities and human learning.
Rehearsing and practicing.
How existing knowledge aids learning.
Intelligence and human abilities.
How motivation affects learning.
Reading, comprehension and learning.
Extending writing skills.
"In a most readable fashion he leads us through a plethora of well–supported material." (Education)
"A straightforward and very readable introduction." (Times Higher Education Supplement)