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Learning Theories Simplified
...and how to apply them to teaching

Second Edition


April 2019 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you struggling to get your head around John Dewey’s educational pragmatism? What exactly is Jean Piaget saying about cognitive development? Maybe you’re running out of time and patience making sense of Carol Dweck’s mindsets? Have you reached breaking point reading Daniel T. Willingham on educational neuroscience? 
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Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this 'dip-in, dip-out' guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical. It explores 130 classic and contemporary learning theorists in an easy-to-use, bite-sized format with clear relevant illustrations on how each theory will benefit teaching and learning.

Each model or theory is explained in less than 350 words, followed by a 'how to use it' section. 

What's new to this edition:

•             A new early childhood theorists section

•             A new communication theories section

•             Additional ‘on trend’ theorists throughout

•             New ‘critical view’ features added to each entry

 
Part 1: Classical Learning Theories
 
Section 1.1: Educational Philosophy
 
Section 1.2: Behaviourism
 
Section 1.3: Cognitivism
 
Section 1.4: Humanism
 
Section 1.5: Neurolism
 
Part 2: Contemporary Thinking on Teaching and Learning
 
Section 2.1: Professionalism
 
Section 2.2: Learning Styles
 
Section 2.3: Motivation
 
Section 2.4: Behaviour Management
 
Section 2.5: Coaching and Mentoring
 
Section 2.6: Teamworking
 
Part 3: An Introduction to Early Childhood and Developmental Strategies
 
Section 3.1: Children and Society
 
Section 3.2: Emotional Growth
 
Section 3.3: Classroom Strategies
 
Section 3.4: Working with Children with Additional Needs
 
Section 3.5: Different School Approaches
 
Part 4: Planning, Delivering and Assessing Learning
 
Section 4.1: Curriculum Planning
 
Section 4.2: Lesson Planning
 
Section 4.3: Delivering Learning
 
Section 4.4: Assessment and Feedback
 
Section 4.5: Evaluating Teaching and Learning

Bob’s extensive knowledge of putting educational theory into practice shines through in this book. He gives clear explanations of each theory, often relating them to his own teaching experiences. He uses realistic examples to help the reader engage with the theory, with useful tips to put each into practice. I recommend this book to practitioners in the further education sector as well as in schools.

Ann Gravells

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Ann Gravells

This book is very relevant to the Early Education field in which I teach and encourage students to consider this book to buy as it can be referred to in several modules of the FdA.

Mrs Keris Batley
Health, Care and Teacher Training, University Centre Yeovil
February 19, 2019

I never received this text

Dr Terry Inglese
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
December 19, 2018

Excellent book, provides a very good coverage of the theories, and the critical perspective question at the end of each section is thought provoking for students.

Mr James Leinster
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
November 14, 2018

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