Cognition in Education

Edited by

  • Jose Mestre
  • Brian Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Education and cognitive psychology are natural companions-they both are focused on how people think and learn. Although collaborations have occurred for many years, recently there has been a much greater interest in collaborations that bring cognitive principles into classroom settings. This renewed collaborative research has led both to new evidence-based instructional practices and to a better understanding of cognitive principles. This volume contains overviews of research projects at the intersection of cognitive science and education. The prominent contributors-cognitive psychologists, developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, and science educators-were chosen both for the quality of their work and the variety of their contributions-general principles; influence of affect and motivation; and focus on math and science education.
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Researchers and students in cognitive psychology


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-387691-1

Table of Contents

  1. Testing effects - Henry L. Roediger III, Adam Putnam & Megan A. Smith
  2. Cognitive load theory - John Sweller
  3. Advances in the science of instruction - Richard Mayer
  4. Motivation and learning - Timothy J. Nokes & Daniel M. Belenky
  5. On the interplay of emotion and cognitive control: Implications for enhancing academic achievement - Sian Beilock & Gerardo Ramirez
  6. There's Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory - Robert Siegler & Lisa Fazio
  7. Bridging from cognitive science to the classroom:  Using comparison to support mathematical problem solving - Bethany Rittle-Johnson & Jon Star
  8. Understanding the patterns of incorrect responses to science questions: the influence of automatic, implicit processes - Andrew Heckler
  9. Conceptual problem solving in physics - Jose P. Mestre, Jennifer Docktor, Natalie Strand & Brian H. Ross