How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
National Academies Press, Sep 6, 2002 - Education - 347 pages
This popular trade book, originally released in hardcover in the Spring of 1999, has been newly expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This paperback edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning.
Like the original hardcover edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb.
How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system.
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Review: How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and SchoolUser Review - Joel - Goodreads
Contained a lot of stuff that I'd already picked up from other pedagogy reading. Very theoretical. Some of the most memorable parts were about the differences in how parents from different American ... Read full review
Review: How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and SchoolUser Review - Barbara Lovejoy - Goodreads
Quite a number of months ago my friend, Elaine Logan, recommended this book on Facebook. Even though I was intrigued by the content, it took be another number of months to buy it. Then after buying it ... Read full review