Description

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.

Key Features

This volume contains overviews of research projects at the intersection of cognitive science and education. The prominent contributors 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.

Readership

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

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

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123876911
Electronic ISBN:
9780123877079