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The Psychology of Educational Technology and Instructional Media

1st Edition

By Ken Spencer


210 pages

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What can research in cognitive psychology offer the growth of educational technology and instructional media? Originally published in 1988, this book argues that, for much of its history, educational technology has been concerned with justifying and verifying the basic assumption that the processes and products of technology can improve instructional effectiveness. The result is seen as a systems approach grounded in empiricism and the failure to incorporate much important research in cognitive psychology.

The book argues that it is now time for educational technology to come to terms with new ideas in cognitive, and particularly constructivist, psychology and it both advocates and describes the forging of new links between the two disciplines.

Table of Contents

1. The Evolution of Educational Technology 2. The Art of Teaching and the Science of Learning 3. Behavioural Objectives and Systematic Instruction 4. Mastering Learning 5. Human Information Processing and the Audio-Visual Approach to Educational Technology 6. Constructing Reality 7. Thought, Culture and Cognitive Models. 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:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Behaviorism