How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice

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How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice

How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice

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If you're looking for a way to introduce your colleagues to evidence-informed instructional practices, look no further. Kirschner himself is referenced in some sections, which sceptics may claim is self-serving and driving a particular ideology. He’s revered not just for winning awards like the Nobel Prize, but for making physics come alive for so many people. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

I will definitely add this book to the reading list for my Service Learning module – where students learn about different learning strategies and then create and deliver How-To-Study tutorials in local schools. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. However, at the same time, the book allows you to pick a chapter of your choice and interest and dive in right away. Altamente recomendado para os leitores que se interessam pela ciência dos processos de aprendizagem. Schools looking to implement professional development on teaching and learning on an evidence-based footing would do well to use it as the foundation of any programme.Talk to an obsessive and in addition to singing the lyrics for you, they’ll tell you the backstory behind the music.

He is a past President (2010-2011) of the International Society of the Learning Sciences and former member of the Dutch Educational Council and the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities (SURF WTR). When it comes to music, we intuitively know that nobody wants to read the lyrics of an album before they listen to the music. Since entertainment means something different to every person, let’s start with a definition: to engage a person’s attention in a way that makes the time pass pleasantly.But, unless we stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone before us, each generation is doomed to rediscover what their ancestors painstakingly uncovered.

Just to list a few topics that demonstrate the wide range discussed in this book: novices versus experts, self-efficacy, problem-solving, feedback, learning context, educational myths, and many more. Their inspiration is fueled by the dance between ascending the mountain of improvement and marveling at its wondrous, ever-receding peak. This book provides an interesting glimpse into some of the studies that have been influential in the thinking of the authors. Each section also provides a full reference list, as well as suggested readings and links in case you wanted to delve deeper into the topic. In How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice , Kirschner and Hendrick have done the hard work so that you don’t have to.That said, the authors are not afraid to cut down persistent examples of received wisdom and popular ideologies (the assumed benefit of using ICT, discovery learning, etc) through their “Cautionary Tales” and “10 Deadly Sins of Education”. The ‘How to Use the Work in Your Teaching’ and ‘Takeaways’ sections provide a clear and concise link back to how you can use that finding in your own classroom to better your practice. This leaves space for teachers to gain an appropriate understanding of the theories behind their practice and proper measures for their effective teaching.

It can even cause people to resent the learning process because they associated it with fight-or-flight levels of stress.It's hard to overstate just how fabulous this book is; a book I've wanted to exist for years and now here it is. Though the distinction is subtle, it’s the difference between an educated citizenry and the dystopia of Huxley’s Brave New World. What I love about the book the most, is that you can read each chapter in isolation, very similar to reading academic articles - only more accessible and affordable. The misconceptions are correct and the criticisms sound, but the refutations are largely unsupported by references.

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