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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.
This is a key work in helping the intelligent public understand the research on cognitive strategies. Dinsmore writes in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of examples, to help illustrate the value and practice of strategy instruction in the classroom. He does an outstanding job of organizing the large and disparate field of strategy research into a concise monograph for the practitioner audience. This book is a must-have for any student or teacher interested in developing their skills as instructors or formulating a program of research on strategy use.
--Alexandra List, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Teachers College, Ball State University, USA
Dr. Dinsmore’s expertise and practical experience are on full display in Strategic Processing in Education. He has a structured a book that makes the content both accessible and informative for a diverse audience. It is a must read in any education course that includes learning strategies and a valuable resource for teachers who would like to learn more about strategic processing.
--Daniel C. Moos, Associate Professor and College Assessment Director, Gustavus Adolphus College, USA
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
The Ed Psych Insights series translates major topics from educational psychology into accessible primers for general education students, teachers in training, and all education scholars. Thorough yet concise, expert-authored yet highly readable, each Ed Psych Insights book centers on a key construct that already has a high-level evidence base but that is increasingly integrating into teaching and into the Education sector’s broader discourse. Cognition, self-regulation, student assessment, classroom discussion, and emotions are just some of the issues already covered by the volumes of the series so far. Written in language common to stakeholders across Education and readable by the intelligent public, these books offer readers a basic working knowledge of the chosen construct.
Each book is approximately 40,000 words (140 book pages) and addresses the core meaning of its construct, takeaways from existing research, and implications for pedagogy. Rather than include extensive literature reviews or references more typical of scholarly writings, each volume limits in-text citations, instead using superscript numbers to lead readers to references at the end of the book (think Wikipedia). Glossaries are included to familiarize readers with the important terms and concepts described in the book.
The Ed Psych Insights series is edited by Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland, USA, and published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis.