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Learning and Motivation in the Classroom

1st Edition

Edited by Scott G. Paris, Gary M. Olson, Harold W. Stevenson


348 pages

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Throughout the twentieth century there had been substantial links between scientific psychology and education. Binet, Dewey, Thorndike, and other early pioneers were strongly interested in both realms. Taking advantage of a period of enthusiasm, this title, originally published in 1983, looks at the amalgamation of the recent advances at the time in theory and research in education and psychology, with a particular focus on cognition, motivation and social policy. This volume presents and discusses the implications of this work on learning and motivation for educational policy.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Instructional Issues 1. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Instruction Lauren B. Resnick 2. In Search of a model of Instructional Research in Reading P. David Pearson and Rob Tierney 3. Child as Coinvestigator: Helping Children Gain Insight into their Own Mental Processes Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter 4. Forms of Understanding in Mathematical Problem Solving James G. Greeno 5. Investigating and Applying Developmental Psychology in the Science Classroom Anton E. Lawson Part 2: Motivation and Achievement 6. Motivated Cognitions Martin V. Covington 7. Some Thoughts about Feelings Bernard Weiner 8. On Doing Well in Science: Why Johnny No Longer Excels: Why Sarah Never Did Martin L. Maehr 9. Conceptions of Ability and Achievement Motivation: A Theory and its Implications for Education John G. Nicholls 10. Children’s Theories of Intelligence: Consequences for Learning Carol S. Dweck and Janine Bempechat Part 3: Education and Public Policy 11. Intellectually Talented Students: The Key is Curricular Flexibility Julian C. Stanley and Camilla P. Benbow 12. Fostering Student Learning and Motivation in the Elementary School Classroom Jere E. Brophy 13. Social Science and Social Policy: A Role for Universities Morton W. Weir. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education (53 Volume set) brings together a mix of titles involving psychology and education from early years to later life. Covering areas across both education and psychology, including learning theory and strategies, social, developmental and cognitive aspects, school psychology and counselling in schools. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1996, includes contributions from a range of authors, many considered leaders in their field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Classroom Management
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology