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Schools for thought : a science of learning in the classroom

Author: John T Bruer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to cognitive research, illustrating its importance for educational change. Using classroom examples, Bruer shows how applying cognitive research can improve students' transitions from  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John T Bruer
ISBN: 0262023520 9780262023528
OCLC Number: 26541293
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Awards: University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, 1994.
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Applying what we know in our schools : a new theory of learning --
The science of mind : analyzing tasks, behavior, and representations --
Intelligent novices : knowing how to learn --
Mathematics : making it meaningful --
Science : inside the black box --
Reading : seeing the big picture --
Writing : transforming knowledge --
Testing, trying, and teaching --
Changing our representations : thinking of education in new ways.
Responsibility: John T. Bruer.

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