The New Science of Learning

How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain

Author: Terry Doyle

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 266

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. The second edition of this bestselling student text has been considerably updated with the latest findings from cognitive science that further illuminate learning for students, and help them understand what’s involved in retaining new information. Beyond updating every chapter with insights from new research, this edition introduces a range of additional topics – such as cognitive load, learned helplessness, and persistence – all of which provide students with immediately usable information on how to regulate their lives to maximize learning and fulfillment in college. The premise of this book remains that brain science shows that most students' learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong; and that while all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of intellectual work. This book explicates for students what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick, even after the test. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how to prepare to learn, engage with course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material at will. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that students can put into practice right away.

The New Art and Science of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 306

This title is a greatly expanded volume of the original Art and Science of Teaching, offering a competency-based education framework for substantive change based on Dr. Robert Marzano's 50 years of education research. While the previous model focused on teacher outcomes, the new version places focus on student learning outcomes, with research-based instructional strategies teachers can use to help students grasp the information and skills transferred through their instruction. Throughout the book, Marzano details the elements of three overarching categories of teaching, which define what must happen to optimize student learning: students must receive feedback, get meaningful content instruction, and have their basic psychological needs met. Gain research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods that drive student success: Explore instructional strategies that correspond to each of the 43 elements of The New Art and Science of Teaching, which have been carefully designed to maximize student engagement and achievement. Use ten design questions and a general framework to help determine which classroom strategies you should use to foster student learning. Analyze the behavioral evidence that proves the strategies of an element are helping learners reach their peak academic success. Study the state of the modern standards movement and what changes must be made in K-12 education to ensure high levels of learning for all. Download free reproducible scales specific to the elements in The New Art and Science of Teaching. Contents: Chapter 1: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals Chapter 2: Conducting Assessment Chapter 3: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons Chapter 4: Practicing and Deepening Lessons Chapter 5: Implementing Knowledge Application Lessons Chapter 6: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons Chapter 7: Using Engagement Strategies Chapter 8: Implementing Rules and Procedures Chapter 9: Building Relationships Chapter 10: Communicating High Expectations Chapter 11: Making System Changes

New Science of Learning

Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 607

View: 790

The earliest educational software simply transferred print material from the page to the monitor. Since then, the Internet and other digital media have brought students an ever-expanding, low-cost knowledge base and the opportunity to interact with minds around the globe—while running the risk of shortening their attention spans, isolating them from interpersonal contact, and subjecting them to information overload. The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in students’ increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructors’ insights into the cognitive effects of digital media—a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensus—this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping students’ thinking capabilities. Accordingly, the emphasis is on strategies that maximize the strengths and compensate for the negative aspects of digital learning, including: Group cognition as a foundation for learning Metacognitive control of learning and remembering Higher education course development using open education resources Designing a technology-oriented teacher professional development model Supporting student collaboration with digital video tools Teaching and learning through social annotation practices The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education brings emerging challenges and innovative ideas into sharp focus for researchers in educational psychology, instructional design, education technologies, and the learning sciences.

The New Science of Teaching and Learning

Using the Best of Mind, Brain, and Education Science in the Classroom

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 707

This book offers a definitive, scientifically grounded guide for better teaching and learning practices. Drawing from thousands of documents and the opinions of recognized experts worldwide, it explains in straight talk the new Mind, Brain, and Education Science—a field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. While parents and teachers are often bombarded with promises of "a better brain," this book distinguishes true, applicable neuroscience from the popular neuromyths that have gained currency in education. Each instructional guideline presented in the book is accompanied by real-life classroom examples to help teachers envision the direct application of the information in their own schools. The authors offer essential tools for evaluating new information as it flows from research and adds to what we know. Written by a teacher for teachers, this easy-to-use resource: Documents the findings of the top experts in the field of neuroscience, psychology, and education.Addresses the confusion around the misuse of concepts in brain-based education.Applies well-substantiated findings about the brain to classroom practice and teaching. “Up to this point, there has been little consensus among researchers and educators as to the potential applications of brain research to educational policies and practices. Understanding this, Tokuhama used a Delphi technique to poll recognized experts in both education and neuroscience to gain agreement as to what, in this newly emerging field, is well established, what is probably true, what is intelligent speculation, and what are ‘neuromyths.’ This seminal book has the potential to change the way we think about teaching and learning.” —From the Foreword by Pat Wolfe, educational consultant, Mind Matters, Inc. “This is not only an excellent guide for teachers and a most-needed review of the cutting-edge research on neuroeducation, but also a model of pedagogy. The author guides readers step-by-step in the fascinating exploration of the new transdisciplinary field called MBE—Mind, Brain and Education Science. I recommend this book to every teacher. It will clarify many issues and promote many educational initiatives.” —Antonio M. Battro, M.D., President of IMBES, International Mind, Brain and Education Society “Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa has written a highly accessible, extraordinarily well-documented compilation of essential information for all educators. This breakthrough book guides informed decision-making using the best science has to offer to return joy and authentic learning to our classrooms.” —Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed., neurologist, middle-school teacher, author, and renowned speaker on brain-based education “A fascinating review of state-of-the-art research. It does more than just debunk myths, it also points toward tried-and-true tenets and principles of education. Written with clarity, freshness, and a sense of urgency, this is a book that every educator—and everyone who cares about children—should read.” —Craig Pohlman, author of How Can My Kid Succeed in School? and Revealing Minds

New Science of Learning

Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 607

View: 310

The earliest educational software simply transferred print material from the page to the monitor. Since then, the Internet and other digital media have brought students an ever-expanding, low-cost knowledge base and the opportunity to interact with minds around the globe—while running the risk of shortening their attention spans, isolating them from interpersonal contact, and subjecting them to information overload. The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in students’ increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructors’ insights into the cognitive effects of digital media—a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensus—this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping students’ thinking capabilities. Accordingly, the emphasis is on strategies that maximize the strengths and compensate for the negative aspects of digital learning, including: Group cognition as a foundation for learning Metacognitive control of learning and remembering Higher education course development using open education resources Designing a technology-oriented teacher professional development model Supporting student collaboration with digital video tools Teaching and learning through social annotation practices The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education brings emerging challenges and innovative ideas into sharp focus for researchers in educational psychology, instructional design, education technologies, and the learning sciences.

SUMMARY - How We Learn: The New Science Of Education And The Brain By Stanislas Dehaene

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

View: 320

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the immense and incomparable talent of the human brain: its capacity to learn. You will also discover that : artificial intelligence is not yet equal to human intelligence; we underestimate the knowledge of babies; learning is revising, over and over again; all children and adults would benefit from knowing the four pillars of learning. According to Stanislas Dehaene, learning is the greatest talent of the human brain. In his book "Learning! The talents of the brain, the challenge of machines", he invites teachers, parents and scientists to work together to advance educational sciences and their implementation in schools. Faced with the alarming results of French schoolchildren's performances, Stanislas Dehaene's objective is to awaken in them curiosity and the joy of learning. If you too are enthusiastic about this challenge, follow the guide! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The New Science of Teaching and Learning

Using the Best of Mind, Brain, and Education Science in the Classroom

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 738

This book offers a definitive, scientifically grounded guide for better teaching and learning practices. Drawing from thousands of documents and the opinions of recognized experts worldwide, it explains in straight talk the new Mind, Brain, and Education Sciencea field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. While parents and teachers are often bombarded with promises of a better brain, this book distinguishes true, applicable neuroscience from the popular neuromyths that have gained currency in education. Each instructional guideline presented in the book is accompanied by real-life classroom examples to help teachers envision the direct application of the information in their own schools. The author offers essential tools for evaluating new information as it flows from research and adds to what we know. Written by a teacher for teachers, this easy-to-use resource documents the findings of the top experts in the field of neuroscience, psychology, and education. It addresses the confusion around the misuse of concepts in brain-based education, and applies well-substantiated findings about the brain to classroom practice and teaching.

Toward a New Science of Educational Testing and Assessment

Author: Harold Berlak

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 386

The authors of this book question the assumptions of the psychometric paradigm that underlie virtually all criterion-referenced and standardized tests used in North American schools. They make a compelling case for a new science of educational testing and assessment, one that shifts decision making from central administration to individual schools and communities. Harold Berlak argues that the concept of tests as scientific instruments validated by technical experts is anachronistic and self-contradictory. He makes a case for a contextual paradigm, an approach which assumes that consensus on educational goals and national testing programs is neither possible nor desireable. Assessment practices in a democratic society must acknowledge and affirm differences in values, beliefs, and material interests among individuals and groups over the purposes and practices of schooling.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences

Author: R. Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page:

View: 328

Learning sciences is an interdisciplinary field that studies teaching and learning. The sciences of learning include cognitive science, educational psychology, computer science, anthropology, sociology, neuroscience, and other fields. The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, first published in 2006, shows how educators can use the learning sciences to design more effective learning environments - including school classrooms and also informal settings such as science centers or after-school clubs, on-line distance learning, and computer-based tutoring software. The chapters in this handbook each describe exciting new classroom environments, based on the latest science about how children learn. CHLS is a true handbook in that readers can use it to design the schools of the future - schools that will prepare graduates to participate in a global society that is increasingly based on knowledge and innovation.

In Search of Memory

The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

Author: Eric R. Kandel

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 510

View: 566

The author relates how his own study of memory converged with four distinct disciplines to give rise to the development of a new science of the mind that has changed our understanding of learning, memory, and mental illness.

Brain-Based Learning

The New Science of Teaching & Training

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 333

The author presents research on how the brain processes information and offers practical methods to infuse your teaching and training with a renewed sense of purpose.

Mindful Learning

101 Proven Strategies for Student and Teacher Success

Author: Linda Campbell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 714

Presents over one hundred research and instructional strategies that have proven to be successful in the classroom, designed to meet the needs of students with diverse aptitudes and interests.

Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 339

Establishing the parameters and goals of the new field of mind, brain, and education science. A groundbreaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in “brain-based teaching” has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the clamor for help in identifying what information could and should apply in classrooms with confidence, and what information is simply commercial hype. Combining an exhaustive review of the literature, as well as interviews with over twenty thought leaders in the field from six different countries, this book describes the birth and future of this new and groundbreaking discipline. Mind, Brain, and Education Science looks at the foundations, standards, and history of the field, outlining the ways that new information should be judged. Well-established information is elegantly separated from “neuromyths” to help teachers split the wheat from the chaff in classroom planning, instruction and teaching methodology.

The New Science of Radical Innovation

The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World

Author: Sunnie Giles

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1000

Discover a groundbreaking, science-based approach to leadership that catalyzes radical innovation for dramatic—and permanent—results. Today's business environment is undergoing a revolutionary transformation, defined by extraordinary levels of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). But most traditional companies are still built for the old-world economy when the new mandate from VUCA requires a fresh leadership approach. Dr. Sunnie Giles is a new generation expert on radical innovation who takes the mystery out of what radical innovation is and transforms organizations into ones fit to deliver radical innovation. Her in-depth research reveals that applying concepts from neuroscience, complex systems approach, and quantum mechanics can help leaders catalyze radical innovation rapidly. Giles's breakthrough leadership development program, called Quantum Leadership, is the key to survival in the today's VUCA market, with huge consequences for organizations' bottom lines. The New Science of Radical Innovation provides profound insights and actionable tools to help you accelerate the speed of execution, balance between team cohesion and self-organization, and tap into the power of collective wisdom. Inside, discover how to develop the six leadership competencies you need to catalyze radical innovation in your organization: • Self Management • Providing Safety • Creating Differentiation • Strengthening Connection • Facilitating Learning • Stimulating Radical Innovation This book will help you redefine how value is created in your industry.

Applying the Science of Learning

Author: Richard E. Mayer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 415

"For students studying ""education or psychology, for teachers or prospective teachers, and for instructional designers or instructors." "A concrete guide to the science of learning, instruction, and assessment written in a friendly tone and presented in a dynamic format. " The underlying premise of "Applying the Science of Learning "is that educators can better help students learn if they understand the processes through which student learning takes place. In this clear and concise first edition text, educational psychology scholar Richard Mayer teaches readers how to apply the science of learning through understanding the reciprocal relationships between learning, instruction, and assessment. Utilizing the significant advances in scientific learning research over the last 25 years, this introductory text identifies the features of science of learning that are most relevant to education, explores the possible prescriptions of these findings for instructional methods, and highlights the essentials of evaluating instructional effectiveness through assessment. "Applying the Science of Learning "is also presented in an easy-to-read modular design and with a conversational tone -- making it particularly student-friendly, whether it is being used as a supplement to a core textbook or as a standalone course textbook. Features: A concise and concentrated view of the field that covers the foundational ideas in learning, instruction, and assessment without overwhelming students or wasting words. A modular, multimedia approach organizes course material into two-page units with specific objectives, helpful graphics, and a welcoming design that helps readers organize and understand each concept. An emphasis on clear writing and concrete ideas makes learning easier for readers, especially by providing vocabulary definitions and specific examples. A personal and friendly tone instead of a formal, academic style make this book easier and more enjoyable to read. While few academic references clutter the text, key references and suggested readings are provided at the end of each section.

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

Author: Eric R. Kandel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 227

“A stunning book.”—Oliver Sacks Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel intertwines the intellectual history of the powerful new science of the mind—a combination of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology—with his own personal quest to understand memory. A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, In Search of Memory brings readers from Kandel's childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna to the forefront of one of the great scientific endeavors of the twentieth century: the search for the biological basis of memory.

A New Agenda for Research in Educational Leadership

Author: William A. Firestone

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 902

This book, the product of the task force on research co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association Division A and the University Council on Educational Administration, sets an ambitious agenda for research in educational leadership. Prominent scholars in the field review current knowledge about leadership, frame new questions to generate important research in the field, and direct researchers and policymakers to rethink how educational administration, leadership, and policy should be understood. Covering a broad range of topics, from accountability systems and school?community relationships to the education of students from diverse backgrounds, the authors submit current research to critical scrutiny in order to develop frameworks for new research that can have a significant impact on policy and practice.

The New Science of the Ufo

Author: Kenneth W. Behrendt

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 967

The New Science of the UFO now completes author and researcher Kenneth W. Behrendt’s groundbreaking trilogy on the subject of UFOs. It contains a complete scan of all 24 issues of a previously out of print, privately published, typescript UFO research journal titled “Annals of Ufological Research Advances” or “AURA”, for short, which was the basis for his first two volumes, Secrets of UFO Technology and The How and Why of UFOs. Practically every conceivable facet of the UFO enigma was explored in the pages of AURA at a level of scientific detail that was unprecedented in the field of ufology. Those able to obtain some of the limited number of copies of each issue available to the public learned all about such exotic topics as: the sources of the mysterious glows that envelope nocturnal UFOs; why some malfunctioning UFOs must eject liquid metals in order to correct their propulsion system problems; how alien crews tap our earthly electrical power grids to recharge their scout craft; the nature of the mysterious “angel hair” and “devil jelly” residues left by hovering craft; how alien paralysis weapons are used for their personal defense and how crews protect their mother ships from attack; how alien telepathy works; how the living space creatures known as “zeroids” can biologically duplicate UFO capabilities; and much, much more! The material in AURA was intended for the most serious of ufologists seeking ultimate and satisfying answers to the mysteries that they were exploring. Now for the first time in almost two decades, these answers are again available for a new generation of researchers.