Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas To Guide Effective Teaching, 6th edition

  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, 
  • Brett D. Jones

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Essentials of Educational Psychology focuses on the big ideas that impact teaching and learning in 10 concise, conversational chapters. It offers an overview of theories and research related to learning, development, motivation and assessment. Authentic classroom artifacts and realistic case studies provide real-world context of the principles in action. Exercises help you understand concepts by allowing you to examine your own learning experiences as a student. Clear guiding principles and research-based strategies show you how to apply the concepts as a teacher.

The 6th Edition more seamlessly connects theories to principles, and principles to teaching strategies, better preparing you for your own classroom practice. Enhanced with new figures and references, it reflects current research and strategies.

Published by Pearson (June 17th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780136817697

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Introduction to Educational Psychology


  1. Introduction to Educational Psychology
  2. Learning, Cognition, and Memory
  3. Complex Cognitive Processes
  4. Learning in Context
  5. Motivation and Emotions
  6. Cognitive Development
  7. Personal, Social, and Moral Development
  8. Instructional Strategies
  9. Strategies for Creating Effective Classroom and School Environments
  10. Assessment Strategies


  1. Describing Associations with Correlation Coefficients
  2. Understanding and Interpreting Standardized Test Results

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