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Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind, 1st edition

  • Michael E. Martinez

Published by Pearson (December 28th 2008) - Copyright © 2010

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Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind

ISBN-13: 9780205507245

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Overview

What is the design of the mind? What does that design imply for education? This comprehensive and engaging introduction to human learning and its applications to education focuses on these vital questions by exploring the theories of knowledge, complex cognition, and human intelligence while presenting an overview of the human mind through multiple theoretical lenses in a clear and interesting way. Written in narrative form, it holds the reader’s attention, telling a story that is both interesting and important to the improvement of the mind through education.

 

Special features include:

  • Complete chapters dedicated to Theories of Knowledge (Chapter 4), The Brain and Cognition (Chapter 8), Intelligence (Chapter 10), and Cognitive Development Through the Life Span (Chapter 7).
  • 24 Interest Magnets found throughout the text feature fascinating topics related to human learning and cognition such as photographic memory, sleep learning, and Einstein’s brain.
  • Learning Strategies highlighted at the end of every chapter feature ten specific applications of theories to teaching and learning, relating to both the teacher and the student.

 

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

Four Paradigms

Where is Education?

What is Education?

The Design of Educational Experience

 

SECTION I: THE MIND’S ARCHITECTURE

 

CHAPTER 2: Behaviorism                          

Why Study Behavior?

Classical Conditioning

Early Behaviorism in America

Classical Conditioning and Education

Operant Conditioning

Behaviorism’s Enduring Impact

Behaviorism Challenged

Is There a Downside to Behaviorism?

Learning Strategies

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 3: The Cognitive Architecture

The Computer Metaphor

The Sensory Register

Short-Term/Working Memory

Long-Term Memory

Summarizing the Cognitive Architecture

Basic Cognitive Processes

The Funnel of Information

Chunking and Automaticity

Laws of Learning

Learning Strategies

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 4: Theories of Knowledge

Philosophy

Semiotics

Linguistics

Artificial Intelligence

Psychology

Anthropology

Learning Strategies

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 5: Complex Cognition

Metacognition

Problem Solving

Critical Thinking

Inferential Reasoning

Creativity

The Nature of Higher-Order Thought

The Social Origins of Complex Cognition

Learning Strategies

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 6: Motivation Volition and Emotion

The Trilogy of Mind

Emotions

Motivation Theories Based on Global Motives

Motivation Theories Based on Beliefs About Events

Motivation Theories Based on Beliefs About Self

Goals

Self-Regulation

New Directions

Learning Strategies

Conclusion

 

SECTION II: DEVELOPING MINDS

 

CHAPTER 7: Cognitive Development and Expertise

What is Development?

Cognitive Development: Piaget

Neo-Piagetian Theories

Vygotskyan Theory

Language Development

Development Toward Expertise

The Timeline fo

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