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The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning.

Author: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview of recent?brain research and contains valuable insights into how students learn and how we should teach them.?It includes articles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12 education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, Sally Shaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offers myriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jossey-Bass Publishers
ISBN: 0787962414 9780787962418
OCLC Number: 952778149
Notes: Sixteen Principles of Teaching for Wisdom Derived from the Balance Theory of Wisdom.
Description: 1 online resource (482 pages)
Contents: The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning; Copyright; Content; Sources; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Fundamental Importance of the Brain and Learning for Education; The Biological Revolution and Education; Using This Book; Part 1: An Overview of the Brain; 1. How Our Brain Constructs Our Mental World; Von Hemholtz's Darkroom Experiment; Thinking Is for Doing; Mirror Neurons; 2. Mirrors in the Mind; Instant Recognition; On Purpose; Connect and Learn; 3. Alphabetized Entries from How to Explain a Brain. Part 2: The Brain in the Classroom: The Brain-Based Learning Debate4. Neuroscience and Education; Teaching; A Quick Primer on Brain Development; Neuroimaging Tools for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; Selected Studies from Cognitive Neuroscience with Interesting Implications for Education; Language; Reading; Mathematics; Direct Effects of Experience; Sleep and Cognition; Emotion and Cognition; Neuromyths; Conclusions; 5. In Search of ... Brain-Based Education; Left Brain, Right Brain: One More Time; Brains Like Sponges: The Sensitive Period. 6. Learning Not by Chance: Enrichment in the ClassroomEducation Meets the Brain; Education in a Fix; A Fix for Education; A Science of Learning Based on Classroom Results; 7. Mind and Brain; The Brain: Foundation for Learning; Some Basics; Wiring the Brain; Experiences and Environments for Brain Development; Does Mere Neural Activity Change the Brain or Is Learning Required?; Localized Changes; Role of Instruction in Brain Development; Language and Brain Development; Examples of Effects of Instruction on Brain Development; Memory and Brain Processes; Conclusion. Part 3: The Thinking Brain: Memory, Cognition, and Intelligence8. Learning and Remembering; Different Types of Learning and Memory; Implicit Forms of Memory; The Power of Implicit Learning; Learning and Remembering Skills; Working Memory; Doing Two Things at Once; Memory for the Future; Memory for Events; Disorders of Memory in Childhood; Brain Basis of Teaching; 9. Who Owns Intelligence?; The Stretch and Limits of Multiple Intelligences; The Assessment of Intelligences; Connecting Intelligences to Other Virtues; Remaining Puzzles: The Research Agenda; The Basic Sciences of Intelligence. The Operations of IntelligencesShifting Demands; Greater Individuation: A Challenge for the Future; 10. The Balance Theory of Wisdom; The Balance Theory; Wisdom as Successful Intelligence and Creativity Balancing Interests; Sources of Developmental and Individual Differences in Wisdom; Individual and Developmental Differences Directly Affecting the Balance Processes; Relations of Wisdom to Other Skills; Developing Wise Thinking; Why Should Wisdom Be Included in the School Curriculum?; Some Past Orientations and Programs Relevant to the Development of Wisdom.

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This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview of recent?brain research and contains valuable insights into how students learn and how we should teach them.?It includes articles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12 education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, Sally Shaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offers myriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and education, and features twenty-six chapters in seven primary areas of interest:An overview of the brainThe brain-based learning debateMemory, cognition, and intelligenceEmotional and.

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