This volume takes a thoroughly natural scientific approach to learning-teaching processes concerned with educational interactions. It includes a concise presentation of basic behavioural terms and principles developed through the experimental analysis of behaviour, and provides many examples of the application of them to the broad field of educational psychology.
Contents: Introduction. - 1. Beginnings and brief history of educational psychology. - 2. The psychology of behaviour as a unitary psychological system. - 3. Learning. - 4. Discrimination and generalisation. - 5. Development: continuity and discontinuity. - 6. The development of complex behavioural repertories. - 7. Learning-teaching interactions: observation and assessment. - 8. Learning-teaching interactions: educational intervention. - 9. The educational intervention: managing the consequences. - 10. Programmed instruction, teaching machines and other educational designs. - Bibliography.
Silvia Perini is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Parma.