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Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction

Edited by: Richard E. Mayer , Patricia A. Alexander

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138831759
eBook ISBN: 9781315736419
Adobe ISBN: 9781317566939

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During the past 30 years, researchers have made exciting progress in the science of learning (i.e., how people learn) and the science of instruction (i.e., how to help people learn). This second edition of the Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction is intended to provide an overview of these research advances. With chapters written by leading researchers from around the world, this volume examines learning and instruction in a variety of learning environments including in classrooms and out of classrooms, and with a variety of learners including K-16 students and adult learners. Contributors to this volume demonstrate how and why educational practice should be guided by research evidence concerning what works in instruction. The Handbook is written at a level that is appropriate for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in an evidence-based approach to learning and instruction.

The book is divided into two sections: learning and instruction. The learning section consists of chapters on how people learn in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, second language, and physical education, as well as how people acquire the knowledge and processes required for critical thinking, studying, self-regulation, and motivation. The instruction section consists of chapters on effective instructional methods—feedback, examples, questioning, tutoring, visualizations, simulations, inquiry, discussion, collaboration, peer modeling, and adaptive instruction.

Each chapter in this second edition of the Handbook has been thoroughly revised to integrate recent advances in the field of educational psychology. Two chapters have been added to reflect advances in both helping students develop learning strategies and using technology to individualize instruction. As with the first edition, this updated volume showcases the best research being done on learning and instruction by traversing a broad array of academic domains, learning constructs, and instructional methods.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Research on Learning Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Learning to Read Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Learning to Write Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Learning Mathematics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Learning Science Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Learning History Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Learning a Second Language Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Learning Motor Skill in Physical Education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Learning to Think Critically Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Learning to Study Strategically Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Learning to Self-Monitor and Self-Regulate Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Learning with Motivation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Introduction to Research on Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Instruction Based on Feedback Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Instruction Based on Examples Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Instruction Based on Self-Explanation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Instruction Based on Peer Interactions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Instruction Based on Cooperative Learning Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Instruction Based on Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Instruction Based on Discussion Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Instruction Based on Tutoring Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Instruction Based on Visualizations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Instruction Based on Computer Simulations and Virtual Laboratories Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Instruction Based on Adaptive Learning Technologies Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
Name_Index Download PDF
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