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Introduction to the Theories of Learning, An

Introduction to the Theories of Learning, An

United States Edition
9th Edition

Matthew Olson, BR Hergenhahn

Aug 2012, Hardback, 480 pages
ISBN: 9780205871865
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Defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied.

Clearly written and user-friendly, Introduction to the Theories of Learning places learning in its historical perspective and provides appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research.

The 9th edition has been updated with the most current research in the field. With Pearson’s MySearchLab with interactive eText and Experiment’s Tool, this program is more user-friendly than ever.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Define learning and show how the learning process is studied
  • Place learning theory in historical perspective
  • Present essential features of the major theories of learning with implications for educational practice

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  • Examples of theory put into practice enable students to relate theoretical concepts to real-life situations.
  • End-of-chapter evaluation sections include conditions and criticisms to develop students' critical-thinking skills.
  • Research references are provided throughout the text.
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    • eText – Just like the printed text, you can highlight and add notes to the eText or download it to your iPad.
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