How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
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In their seminal work, the authors describe a high quality learning environment as one that features a student-centered expereince. How People Learn examines findings and 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.
How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain.
How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn.
What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach.
The amazing learning potential of infants.
The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace.
Learning needs and opportunities for teachers.
A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
Available as a free pdf download (384 pages) from the National Academies Press, registration required.