Contextual Teaching and Learning: What It Is and Why It's Here to Stay

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Corwin Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 196 pages
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Contextual Teaching and Learning is an examination of a holistic approach to education. The book provides its readers with a comprehensive definition of Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL), discussing its origins and philosophy, its basis in psychology, neuroscience, modern physics and biology. While attitudes toward education are often shaped by popular views in science, author Elaine B Johnson outlines the importance of integrating modern scientific discoveries into current education practices.

Contextual Teaching and Learning: What It Is and Why It's Here to Stay stresses interdependence, differentiation, and self-organization as the principals that form CTL, as opposed to the dualism between thought and action that plagues traditional views on education. Elaine B Johnson illustrates the relationship between brain functions, memory retention, and teaching methods, and the significance of incorporating real life examples in lesson plans.

 

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Contents

Why Contextual Teaching and Learning CTL?
1
Why CTL Works
21
Making Connections to Find Meaning
43
SelfRegulated Learning and Collaboration
81
Critical and Creative Thinking
99
CREATIVE THINKING EVERYONE IS CREATIVE
116
Two Sides of One Coin
122
Reaching High Standards and Using Authentic Assessment
149
AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT
165
Authentic Assessment and High Standards
172
A Pathway to Excellence for Everyone
178
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