© 2018 – Routledge
160 pages | 13 B/W Illus.
While there are certainly numerous influences on individuals’ learning and performance, cognitive strategies are the processes most directly related to making meaningful progress on a learning task or problem. Written by a leading expert on strategic processing, this book situates the topic within the broader context of educational psychology research and theory and brings it to a wider audience. With chapters on the fundamentals of domain-general and domain-specific strategies, connections to other constructs, and advice for instructing students, this concise volume is designed for anyeducation course that includes learning or study strategies in the curriculum. It will be indispensable for student researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers.
Part I: The Nature of Strategic Processing
Chapter 1: What is Strategic Processing?
Chapter 2: The Development of Strategic Processing
Chapter 3: Types of Strategies
Chapter 4: Domain-general Study and Learning Strategies
Part II: Strategic Processing in Academic Domains
Chapter 5: Reading Strategies
Chapter 6: Writing Strategies
Chapter 7: Mathematical Strategies
Chapter 8: Science Strategies
Chapter 9: Social Studies Strategies
Part III: Nurturing Strategic Processing
Chapter 10: Influences on Strategy Use
Chapter 11: Measuring and Evaluating Strategy Use
Chapter 12: Instructional Principles to Enhance Strategy Use
Edited by Patricia A. Alexander and written by well-known experts, each Ed Psych Insights volume centers on a key construct that is already part of Education discourse, such as motivation, self-regulation, student assessment, strategic processing, and emotions. Written in language common to all scholars of Education and readable by the intelligent public, these books translate the sometimes esoteric nature of the field into an accessible, primer-like format.