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The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education
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This Handbook reviews a wealth of research in cognitive and educational psychology that investigates how to enhance learning and instruction to aid students struggling to learn and to advise teachers on how best to support student learning. The Handbook includes features that inform readers about how to improve instruction and student achievement based on scientific evidence across different domains, including science, mathematics, reading and writing. Each chapter supplies a description of the learning goal, a balanced presentation of the current evidence about the efficacy of various approaches to obtaining that learning goal, and a discussion of important future directions for research in this area. It is the ideal resource for researchers continuing their study of this field or for those only now beginning to explore how to improve student achievement.

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'What does cognitive psychology have to offer for those who want to make instruction and education more effective? This Handbook provides expert and up-to-date analyses of the many strands in this complex interdisciplinary field. Edited by two of the most dynamic and respected researchers working in the area, the Handbook should be very useful for those working in this burgeoning field and for those hoping to join the field.'

Hal Pashler - University of California, San Diego

'Cognitive factors are critical in determining the effectiveness of our teaching. With a stellar cast of researchers within its pages, The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education edited by Dunlosky and Rawson, two leaders in our field, provides comprehensive coverage. This Handbook will remain current for many years. It deserves pride of place in any library committed to educational excellence.'

John Sweller - Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia

'This volume imparts a magnificent overview of current research on many topics bridging between cognitive psychology and education. The chapters provide authoritative summaries of central issues written by leaders in the field. The book will be of great interest to researchers and educators - and should be widely read.'

Henry L. Roediger, III - James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Washington University, St Louis

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