• How People Learn

How People Learn

How People Learn

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  • Author
    National Research Council Division Of Behavioral And Social Sciences And Education Board On Behavioral Cognitive And Sensory Sciences Committee On Developments In The Science Of Learning With Additional Material From The Committee On Learning Research And Educational Practice
  • Publisher
    National Academies Press
  • Publication date
    11 August 2000

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Book Description

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 methodsâ€"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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Book Detail

  • Book Title

    How People Learn

  • Author

    National Research Council Division Of Behavioral And Social Sciences And Education Board On Behavioral Cognitive And Sensory Sciences Committee On Developments In The Science Of Learning With Additional Material From The Committee On Learning Research And Educational Practice

  • Date Published

    11 August 2000

  • Publisher

    National Academies Press

  • Pages

    384 pages

  • ISBN

    9780309131971

Book Reviews

  • User294785

    4.5 starsThanks to EUROBOOK and my winning this book, I was able to get an advanced look into National Research Council Division Of Behavioral And Social Sciences And Education Board On Behavioral Cognitive And Sensory Sciences Committee On Developments In The Science Of Learning With Additional Material From The Committee On Learning Research And Educational Practice's newest book How People Learn. Having been very much spooked by his How People Learn, I was quite happy to once again enter the world of "spookdom" and read this story. Teenagers are quite impressionable. They often believe a lot of things and try to grab onto concepts and ideas that at times seems quite out of the norm. They often make ready partners, easily led, and make decisions that oftenti.

  • User392855

    A short but w lovely book for fans of both authors, but also a lot of insight into freedom of speach, creativity and the importance of libraries. Some words to take to heart, some words to live by, some words to get (more) liberated in the pursuit of artistic endeavours. Definitely a good thing to read. You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book.

  • User345211

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  • User95812

    I know a lot of us were expecting How People Learn to be good, but I have to say, this book actually exceeded my expectations. I have a lump in my throat and I can't stop thinking about it. I usually spend time making detailed notes while reading a book but, at one point, I opened Notes on my computer just to type "oh fucking god, this is so good".

  • User192812

    DANG THIS BOOK IS GOOD. Full review coming, just need to collect my thoughts. I LOVED this - absolutely worth adding to your summer TBR!!.

  • Mary

    not going to lie, i'm feeling PRETTY special for receiving an advance copy of this(okay yes i haven't read How People Learn but still)

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