Learning How to Learn

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Cambridge University Press, 1984 - Psychology - 199 pages
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For almost a century, educational theory and practice have been influenced by the view of behavioural psychologists that learning is synonymous with behaviour change. In this book, the authors argue for the practical importance of an alternate view, that learning is synonymous with a change in the meaning of experience. They develop their theory of the conceptual nature of knowledge and describe classroom-tested strategies for helping students to construct new and more powerful meanings and to integrate thinking, feeling, and acting. In their research, they have found consistently that standard educational practices that do not lead learners to grasp the meaning of tasks usually fail to give them confidence in their abilities. It is necessary to understand why and how new information is related to what one already knows. All those concerned with the improvement of education will find something of interest in Learning How to Learn.
 

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Contents

Learning about learning
1
The knowledge Vee
5
The four commonplaces of educating
6
Learning and instruction
7
Honestly and responsibility in educating
9
Classroom testing of theory and teaching technology
12
Concept mapping for meaningful learning
15
How to introduce students to concept mapping
24
Theoryladen observation
117
The interview as an evaluation tool
119
Planning an interview
120
Conducting the interview
128
category systems
133
Conceptmapping evaluation
138
Concept propositional analysis CPA
140
Gowins Vee analysis
143

Educational applications of concept mapping
40
The Vee heuristic for understanding knowledge and knowledge production
55
Introducing the Vee to students
59
An example form the social sciences
67
Scoring Vee diagrams
70
The Vee applied to reading material
72
Application of the Vee to instructional planning for laboratory or studio work
74
New strategies for instructional planning
77
An example of curriculum development in science and technology
83
Uses of the Vee in instruction
88
New strategies for evaluation concept mapping
93
Concept mapping as an evaluation tool
94
Scoring concept maps as related to learning theory
97
The use of the Vee for evaluation
109
Using Vee diagrams
111
The Vee as a tool for evaluation in practical settings
112
Using the Vee to assess students understanding of expository materials
113
Thinking and doing
114
Summary
147
Improving educational research
149
Theorydriven research
151
Research proposals
154
Selecting a research problem
155
Creating new educational events
157
Data gathering
161
Record transformation
166
Knowledge claims
171
Value claims
173
Conclusion
174
Appendixes
175
Sample concept maps
176
Sample Vee diagrams
183
Sample forms
188
References
191
Index
197
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