BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Understanding How We Learn

Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom

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June 2019
9781620366219
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620366219
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$24.95
Hardback
June 2019
9781620366202
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620366202
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$125.00
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June 2019
9781620366226
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620366226
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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June 2019
9781620366233
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  • Pages 200 pp.
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This succinct, jargon-free, and user-friendly volume offers faculty an introduction to 35 concepts from educational psychology that illuminate what’s going through the minds of learners as they grapple with new information.

The concepts are conveniently grouped under major topics, each introduced by a summary of the field, its origins, the latest relevant research, and the implications for teaching: Cognition and Thinking, Memory, Learning, Perceiving and Living in the World, Working in Groups, Motivation, and Perceptions of Self.

Within each section Todd Zakrajsek and Donna Bailey provide summaries of each key concept, explaining the terminology, its background, relevance to student learning, and offering ideas and tips for immediate application in teaching.

As an example, the entry on Cognitive Load – the amount of information that the brain can process at any given time, and beyond which further input becomes hard to process, and usually induces errors – explains its constituent elements, intrinsic, extraneous, and germane, and how they are triggered. The authors conclude with specific tips to reduce cognitive load, and strategies to help students encountering difficulties with complex new material understand and accept the need to budget energy and time for certain tasks.

This is an illuminating book for teachers seeking to understand student learning, offering a foundational understanding of educational terms often tossed about in discussions of student learning, and a range of solutions to challenges they commonly encounter in the classroom.

1) Introduction
2) Cognition and Thinking
3) Memory
4) Learning
5) Perceiving and Living in the World
6) Working in Groups
7) Motivation
8) Perceptions of Self
9) Conclusion

Todd Zakrajsek

Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine. Prior to his work in the School of Medicine, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Before arriving at UNC, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor.

Dr. Zakrajsek currently directs three Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning and sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He holds positions on editorial boards for several journals and has both published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries. Watch Todd's TED Talk here.

Donna Bailey

Donna Bailey received her doctorate from University of North Carolina’s School of Nursing. For the past 17 years, Donna has served as a Teaching and Learning Consultant in the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence where she manages the Graduate Student Fellowship Program and the Future Faculty Fellowship Program. Donna provides workshops in a wide variety of areas related to teaching and learning, including instructional strategies, learning goals, and assessment. Donna has extensive experience teaching both online and face-to-face. Dr. Bailey reviews for several journals related to teaching and learning and consults frequently with graduate students and faculty members on effective teaching.