For upper-undergraduate and graduate-level Educational Psychology or Learning Theories courses. How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? Learning and Instruction, second edition, thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions. The author focuses on the big ideas, preferring that students understand a few exemplary ideas deeply, rather than numerous ideas superficially. He organizes coverage around the two sides of the educational "coin": learning in subject areas and instructional methods that foster meaningful learning; and explaining what research says about the learning/teaching process. The text uses clear definitions, concrete examples, and a conversational writing style that easily engages students by addressing them directly.Mayer, Richard E. is the author of 'Learning and Instruction', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131707719 and ISBN 013170771X.