"Case-Based." One of the defining features of this text is that it stands above the others in the frequency of references to its opening case studies. They are richly "integrated, elaborated"— and now "illustrated"— throughout the chapter. Chapters end with another case and questions that offer students opportunities to apply chapter content to classroom settings and to practice answering test items to prepare them for the PRAXIS II™ exam. Many text case studies have accompanying video cases.
"Exceptionally Applied." Every theory and concept presented is examined through its application in classrooms. Features such as "Classroom Connections" and "Instructional Strategies" lay out very concrete guidelines for applying key chapter content. Applications are also present in the margin notes.
"Filled with Practice for PRAXIS"™ . Prepare your students for the PRAXIS II™ ("Principles of Learning and Teaching") exam with practice features in the text and website. End-of-chapter case questions provide students with opportunities to answer assessment items to prepare them for the PRAXIS II™ exam. The "Practice for PRAXIS™ " module on the website provides suggested responses to those questions. A new Appendix ties the content in the book to the PRAXIS II™ .
"Expanded with Key Content Changes." This new edition offers significantly expanded coverage in three key areas— knowledge construction, motivation, and assessment. A new Chapter 8 addresses "Constructing Understanding" and two chapters each are now devoted to motivation andassessment.
1. Teaching in the Real World. I. THE LEARNER. 2. The Development of Cognition and Language. 3. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development. 4. Learner Differences. 5. Learners with Exceptionalities. II. LEARNING. 6. Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theory. 7. Cognitive Views of Learning. 8. Constructing Understanding. 9. Complex Cognitive Processes. III. CLASSROOM PROCESSES. 10. Theories of Motivation. 11. Motivation in the Classroom. 12. Creating Productive Learning Environments: Classroom Management. 13. Creating Productive Learning Environments: Principles of Instruction. 14. Assessing Classroom Learning. 15. Assessment through Standardized Testing. Appendix: Using This Text to Practice for the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam. References. Indexes.