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A Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-21227-0
180 pages
July 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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The first edition of this book was one of the first to present the ideas of the psychology of learning in an integrated text. This fully revised edition includes the psychological research into children's learning and intelligence which has taken place over the past decade.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: the beginnings of human learning.

Preparing for learning at school.

Mental activities and human learning.

Rehearsing and practicing.

How existing knowledge aids learning.

Intelligence and human abilities.

How motivation affects learning.

Reading, comprehension and learning.

Extending writing skills.



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Author Information

Michael Howe is Professor of Psychology at Exeter University. He is the author of many books (both trade and academic) and is a well-known expert on child geniuses.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Presents a readable introduction to the psychology of learning
  • Fully revised and updated edition of a best selling text
  • Integrates theory and practice through real world examples.
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Reviews of the previous edition:

"In a most readable fashion he leads us through a plethora of well-supported material." (Education)

"A straightforward and very readable introduction." (Times Higher Education Supplement)

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