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How People Learn : Brain, Mind, Experience and School,9780309065573

How People Learn : Brain, Mind, Experience and School

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780309065573

ISBN10:
0309065577
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
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Summary

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? This book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to these and other questions. 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.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary xi
Part I Introduction
Learning: From Speculation to Science
3(16)
Part II Learners and Learning
How Experts Differ from Novices
19(20)
Learning and Transfer
39(28)
How Children Learn
67(35)
Mind and Brain
102(17)
Part III Teachers and Teaching
The Design of Learning Environments
119(24)
Effective Teaching: Examples in History, Mathematics, and Science
143(35)
Teacher Learning
178(16)
Technology to Support Learning
194(27)
Part IV Future Directions for the Science of Learning
Conclusions and Recommendations for Research
221(20)
References 241(60)
Appendix: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff 301(6)
Index 307


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