Part I Learning.1. Attaining Excellence Through Deliberate Practice: Insights from the Study of Expert Performance. (K. A. Ericsson)2. Rhyme, Language and Children's Readering. (P. Bryant, M. Maclean and L. Bradley)3. The Rebirth of Children's Learning. (R. Siegler)4. Candy Selling and Math Learning. (G. B. Saxe)5. Understanding Academic Performance at University. (N. J. Entwistle)Part II Teaching.6. On Becoming a Tutor: Toward an Ontogenetic Model. (D. Wood, H. Wood, S. Ainsworth and C. O'Malley)7. Teacher Expectation: Implications for School Improvement. (C. Rogers)8. An Exploration of Long-Term Far-Transfer Effects Following an Extended Intervention Program in the High School Science Curriculum. (P. Adey and M. Shayer)9. Reconstructing Context: the Conventionalization of Classroom Knowledge. (D. Edwards and N. Mercer)10. The Role of Assessment in a Learning Culture. (L. A. Shepard)Index.
Charles Desforges is Professor of Education at the University of Exeter. His previous books include An Introduction to Teaching (Blackwell, 1995). He has also been the Director of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Programme for the past three years, the largest education research programme ever funded in the UK. Richard Fox has recently retired after ten years as a lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at The School of Education, University of Exeter
This volume is one of nine in Blackwell's "Essential Readings in Developmental Psychology" series. Editors Desforges and Fox, both affiliated with the University of Exeter, have gathered articles concerning the psychology of teaching and learning. Part 1 deals with learning, covering language, reading, math, higher education, and other topics. Part 2, "Teaching," explores topics such as tutoring, cognitive development, and assessment. Each essay shows the connection between education and psychology. For example, the first essay, "Attaining Excellence Through Deliberate Practice," by K. Anders Ericsson, studies the nature-nurture debate as it applies to learning. How do children become experts in certain subjects or fields? What is the relationship, if any, between effort and giftedness? Each of the ten essays begins with a brief introduction by the editors and ends with a list of references for further study. The collection includes both current and "classic" works. This volume is meant to be used either alone or in addition to a text on teaching and learning and therefore would be of interest primarily to academic libraries. Terry Christner, Hutchinson P.L., KS Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"a collection of interesting, albeit idiosyncratic, readings ... the book touches most of the important bases" Guy Claxton, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2003