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Strategic Processing in Education

By Daniel L. Dinsmore

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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

Table of Contents




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



About the Author

Daniel L. Dinsmore is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Foundations & Secondary Education at the University of North Florida, USA.

About the Series

Ed Psych Insights

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology