This book gives an up-to-date and lively account of the cognitive psychology of learning and places it firmly in the context of educational practice. It is a judicious mix of theoretical principles and the application of these principles to practical situations in the classroom. It is, therefore, an ideal text for students, teachers and educationalists alike. Psychology students will also benefit from this book, which emphasizes the practical applications of cognitive psychology. The authors discuss a number of important and topical issues, such as the differences between problem solving, memorizing and understanding, metacognition and motivation, and relate these issues to teaching in the core areas of the curriculum.