Cognitive Development and Learning in Instructional Contexts

Cognitive Development and Learning in Instructional Contexts
Author: James P. Byrnes
Language English
Pages: 444
ISBN10: 0205507719
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.93
ISBN13: 9780205507719
Published: September 28th 2007 by Pearson

This text uses practical applications and an accessible writing style to present a summary of psychological research on students' learning of academic subject areas. The text is organized into three main sections. 1. General principles of learning, memory, intelligence, problem-solving, and motivation that apply to any school-related skill. Unlike typical books on cognitive development, these general principles are explicitly translated to classroom practice. 2. Specific developmental trends in the acquisition of skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The reader will learn what children can understand and do at various ages in these domains. 3. Understanding gender and ethnic differences in achievement.