Rekar Munro (2006). Transitioning from traditional classroom training to laptop-facilitated learning.

Rekar Munro, C. (2006). Transitioning from traditional classroom training to laptop-facilitated learning: responding to the orientations and preferences of the net generation. College Quarterly, 9(1). Retrieved March 22, 2009, from http://www.senecac.on.ca/quarterly/2006-vol09-num01-winter/munro.html. “Specifically, discerning the strengths and limitations of the transition from their perspective, and the impact of this change on their learning style preferences and … Read more

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Woolfolk et al (2009). Ch 4 – Abilities and disabilites.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2009). Abilities and disabilites. [Ch 4] In Educational Psychology (4th ed., pp. 104-156). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. “… exceptionalities …” (p 105) [Heading] “Language and labelling” (p 106) [On the dangers of labelling] “A label does not tell which methods to use with individual students. … … Read more

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Woolfolk et al (2009). Ch 11 – Creating learning environments.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2009). Creating learning environments. [Ch 11] In Educational Psychology (4th ed., pp. 416-455). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. [On research of student achievement:] “… classroom management stands out as the variable with the largest impact (Marzano & Marzano, 2003).” (p 418) “Knowledge and expertise in classroom management … Read more

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Woolfolk et al (2009). Ch 3 – Personal, social, and emotional development.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2009). Personal, social, and emotional development. In Educational Psychology (4th ed., pp. 60-103). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. [Discussion about adolescent development into early 20s.] “They may have trouble controlling emotions …”, “… appear to need more intense emotional stimulation …” (p 64) [Discussion about sleep and … Read more

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Woolfolk et al (2009). Ch 2 – Cognitive development and language.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2009). Cognitive development and language. In Educational Psychology (4th ed., pp. 20-59). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. [Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky are two of the most influential cognitive development theorists. Piaget set forth ideas on what and when students are ready to learn (four stages). Vygotsky … Read more

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Woolfolk et al (2009). Ch 1 – Teachers, teaching, and educational psychology.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2009). Teachers, teaching, and educational psychology. In Educational Psychology (4th ed., pp. 1-19). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc. [Discussion of effect on student success from teacher-student relationship in early education, ie, kindergarten. Based on research by Hamre & Pianta (2001).] “Even when the gender, ethnicity, cognitive ability, … Read more

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Joyce & Weil (2000). Role Playing; Studying Social Behavior and Values.

Joyce, B. R., & Weil, M. (2000). Role Playing; Studying Social Behavior and Values. In Models of Teaching (6th ed., pp. 57-75). Allyn and Bacon. “This emotional content, as well as the words and the actions, becomes a part of the later analysis. When the acting out is finished, even the observers are involved enough … Read more

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Joyce & Weil (2000). Concepts of self; Modeling rich states of growth.

Joyce, B. R., & Weil, M. (2000). Concepts of self; Modeling rich states of growth. In Models of Teaching (6th ed., pp. 301-311). Allyn and Bacon. “Thus, differences in activity would be a function of the individual’s disposition to interact productively with the environment.” (p 303) [Social influence…] “Close friends and colleagues, and the social … Read more

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Pressley, Levin, & Delaney (1982). The mnemonic keyword method.

Pressley, M., Levin, J. R., & Delaney, H. D. (1982). The mnemonic keyword method. Review of Educational Research, 52(1), 61-91. doi: 10.2307/1170273. “… ‘mnemonic devices’ (systematic procedures for transforming difficult to remember stimuli into more easily remembered stimuli) …” (p 61) “As originally conceived (Atkinson, 1975), the keyword method is a two-stage process for learning … Read more

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