This highly respected, market-leading textbook on learning theories applied to education prepares pre-service teachers and other educators with a unique and meaningful learning experience. The sixth edition of Human Learning covers a broad-range of learning theories and key perspectives on learning related to education, including: behaviorist, cognitive, social cognitive, contextual, and developmental theories, always highlighting relationships between concepts. Additionally, the text details associationistic processes (e.g., classical and instrumental conditioning), and more complex and distinctly human processes (e.g. metacognition, self-regulated learning, critical thinking). Every chapter features key pedagogical concepts with specific applications to classroom practice, numerous concrete examples that illustrate key concepts, principles, and recommendations and dozens of proven examples help make the fundamentals of these theories comprehensible to students with little or no prior coursework in psychology.
Significant updates to this textbook include: important updates to reflect the most current research and new theories in the field, expansion of the chapter on cognition and memory, re-organization of Piaget and Vygotsky content into two separate chapters, a core section on teaching critical thinking skills, and the discussion of technology-based instructed has been significantly revised and expanded in this edition.
This book is well written and organized
By Pduncan on Jul 23, 2013
This text book is well written and organized. It is easy to read and has clear and descriptive tables and photos.
By Ruth Etchieson on Jun 28, 2013
I have enjoyed this text book more than I thought I could. Dr. Ormrod did a fantastic job with this one! She relates the topics with funny stories of her kids and life.
By Hannah on Aug 08, 2012
The author makes it seem like we are in a PLC teacher's meeting and she talks from a place of experience. The author uses funny anecdotes and personal experiences to give examples of the learning. The order of the book helps undersdtand the continuum of the learning theories.
kindle device limit
By Afdarlington on Mar 24, 2013
Decent book. However, Kindle device limit is 2 simultaneous devices. This is a problem for me. Maybe not for most folks, but this is the first time it has ever come up for me. Ive owned two kindles (family), iPad, iPhone, and of course PC. I like to have the book at my fingertips. Inevitably this comes in handy when doing research. Unfortunately, to delete it from your device and add to another you have to completely de register the device- no just deleting the content...Hassle due to publisher restriction. Ridiculous limitation and arbitrary albatross for a research type title!
Too many in-text citations
By Kilah Dickey on May 14, 2014
The book was nice and I learned a lot from it, but I would have appreciated less quotes and more original content. Sometimes the citations would run off the several lines. Made it difficult to read.
Easy to follow
By Jay on Mar 02, 2014
I'm very much a self learner so when I can read my text books and review power points from teachers lectures I'm able to keep up. Taking a Psychology of Learning class this book is easy to read (though boring at times). Not all learning is fun but this book is well written for the subject.
A little long winded.
By Mz Vee on Mar 01, 2014
The book had some interesting chapters. Some topics I didn't relate to or agree with the topic. Again some good reading.
Great condition...good timing!
By Darnell R Towns on Feb 24, 2014
Needed this book for my doctoral program and it came as described in great condition. New, with clear packaging...love it!