Cognitivism Readings

Seminal Works:

Ormrod, J.E. (2003). Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. Chapter 6 & Chapter 8.

Atkinson, R. & Shiffrin, (1968). Human memory: A proposed system and its control processes. In K Spence & J Spence (Eds.). The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research and theory (Vol. 2). New York: Academic Press.

Dewey, J. (1997b). How we think. New York: Dover PublicationsGagné, R. M. (1977). The conditions of learning. (4th ed). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc.

Current Research:

Individual Differences in Working Memory Capacity and Dual-Process Theories of the Mind. By: Barrett, Lisa Feldman; Tugade, Michele M.; Engle, Randall W.. Psychological Bulletin, Jul2004, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p553

On the nature of forgetting and the processing–storage relationship in reading span performance. By: Saito, Satoru; Miyake, Akira. Journal of Memory & Language, May2004, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p425

Working memory skills and educational attainment: evidence from national curriculum assessments at 7 and 14 years of age. By: Gathercole, Susan E.; Pickering, Susan J.; Knight, Camilla; Stegmann, Zoe. Applied Cognitive Psychology, Jan2004, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p1, 16p

Slavin, R.E. (2002). Educational Psychology, Theory and Practice (6th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Chapter 6.

Abbeduto, L. (2000). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in educational psychology.Guilford. CT:: McGraw-Hill.

Pat Wolfe and John Bruer discuss the implications of recent discoveries in brain science to classroom practice. See issue 11, pages 222-237.

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