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, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
National Academies Press, Aug 11, 2000 - Education - 384 pages
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been 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 edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning.
Like the original 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 - 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 SchoolUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
Cognitive research . . . meta cognition . . . good stuff. Read full review
From Speculation to Science
How Experts Differ from Novices
Learning and Transfer
How Children Learn
Mind and Brain
The Design of Learning Environments
Examples in History Mathematics
Technology to Support Learning
Next Steps for Research
Biographical Sketches of Committees Members and Staff