The book is a comprehensive, clear, and engaging overview of the human mind looked at through multiple theoretical lenses. It asks and then addresses the questions, "What is the design of the mind?" and "What does that design imply for education?" Written like a narrative, it will hold the reader's attention, telling a story that is both interesting and important to the improvement of the mind through education. KEY TOPICS: Theories of Knowledge, The Brain and Cognition, Learning Strategies, Human Intelligence, Integration of Theories of Expertise with Cognitive Development, Cognitive Development and Expertise, memory, motivation, cognitive development, the brain, intelligence. Special topics covered include: the nature of knowledge through the fields of philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence; photographic memory; sleep learning; and Einstein's brain. MARKET: Pre-service teachers and anyone interested in the theories of human learning and cognition. The text was written for all courses in Human Learning, Learning Theory, Cognition & Instruction, and The Psychology of Learning and Instruction.
About the Author: Michael E. Martinez received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University. A former high school science teacher, Professor Martinez conducts research on human intelligence, assessment, and science learning. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and received the Presidential Commendation for Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.