How People Learn:: Bridging Research and Practice (Google eBook)

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How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice provides a broad overview of research on learners and learning and on teachers and teaching. It expands on the 1999 National Research Council publication How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, Expanded Edition that analyzed the science of learning in infants, educators, experts, and more. In How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice, the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice asks how the insights from research can be incorporated into classroom practice and suggests a research and development agenda that would inform and stimulate the required change.

The committee identifies teachers, or classroom practitioners, as the key to change, while acknowledging that change at the classroom level is significantly impacted by overarching public policies. How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice highlights three key findings about how students gain and retain knowledge and discusses the implications of these findings for teaching and teacher preparation. The highlighted principles of learning are applicable to teacher education and professional development programs as well as to K-12 education. The research-based messages found in this book are clear and directly relevant to classroom practice. It is a useful guide for teachers, administrators, researchers, curriculum specialists, and educational policy makers.

  

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Review: How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

User Review  - Victor Delclos - Goodreads

This book is classic. Even after 15 years it still captures the essence of the thinking that drives much of progressive educational thought today. Research-based, very well written, and very ... Read full review

Review: How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Cognitive research . . . meta cognition . . . good stuff. Read full review

Contents

Summary
1
2 Key Findings
10
3 Responses from the Education and Policy Communities
25
4 Proposing a Research and Development Agenda
30
References
65
A Meeting Participants
71
B Biographical Sketches
74
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