This book is aimed at undergraduate students in education and focuses on aspects of student thinking and learning. The emphasis is on providing a readable text that explores the relationships among theory, research and practice for future educators. The book is divided into two parts. The first part examines views on learning with an emphasis on the work of behaviourist theorists Piaget, Vygotsky and his followers, and information-processing theorists. The second part is entitled Understanding Individuals and includes topics ranging from intelligence and creativity to emotional and spiritual intelligence. The text draws on practical examples to illustrate the key ideas and links are made to other disciplines in teacher preparation programs.