Gredler, Margaret E.  (2000).  Learning and Instruction:
Theory into Practice (4th ed.). (EN-0170)
Prentice Hall.  ISBN: 0130122270
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Career & Technology
With an increased emphasis on cognition and constuctivism, this well-
organized text offers superior coverage of contemporary learning theories
and their application to educational practice. Popular among students,
it translates basic assumptions and principles of seven contemporary
learning theories into easily understandable guidelines for classroom
instruction, and discusses issues related to each theory, including
readiness, motivation, problem-solving, and the social context for learning.
From the Back Cover
Learning and Instruction contains comprehensive coverage of all learning
theory perspectives from behavioral to cognitive to social constructivist.
Gredler's text takes a models approach by presenting separate chapters
on individual theories and perspectives such as Piaget, Weiner, and
Bandura. * Each major theory chapter now contains a new section titled
"Relationships to Other Perspectives" that compares and contrasts
each perspective with other theories of learning.
- This edition now includes a current examination of neuroscience's
contributions to learning theories.
- The new Chapter 10 clarifies the concepts in Vygotsky's theory,
specifically the role of the teacher and subject matter learning in
- The text very clearly translates basic assumptions and principles
into understandable guidelines for classroom instruction.