Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind, 1st edition
Published by Pearson (December 28th 2008) - Copyright © 2010
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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
Where is Education?
What is Education?
The Design of Educational Experience
SECTION I: THE MIND’S ARCHITECTURE
CHAPTER 2: Behaviorism
Why Study Behavior?
Early Behaviorism in America
Classical Conditioning and Education
Behaviorism’s Enduring Impact
Is There a Downside to Behaviorism?
CHAPTER 3: The Cognitive Architecture
The Computer Metaphor
The Sensory Register
Summarizing the Cognitive Architecture
Basic Cognitive Processes
The Funnel of Information
Chunking and Automaticity
Laws of Learning
CHAPTER 4: Theories of Knowledge
CHAPTER 5: Complex Cognition
The Nature of Higher-Order Thought
The Social Origins of Complex Cognition
CHAPTER 6: Motivation Volition and Emotion
The Trilogy of Mind
Motivation Theories Based on Global Motives
Motivation Theories Based on Beliefs About Events
Motivation Theories Based on Beliefs About Self
SECTION II: DEVELOPING MINDS
CHAPTER 7: Cognitive Development and Expertise
What is Development?
Cognitive Development: Piaget
Development Toward Expertise
The Timeline fo
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