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How people learn : brain, mind, experience, and school

When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from nonexperts? What can teachers and schools do - with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods - to help children learn most effectively? This book offers exciting new research about the mind, the brain, and the processes of learning that provides answers to these and other question. New information from many branches of science as significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture of what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these finding and their implication for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children - and adults - learn. Newly expanded to show how theories and insights can translate into actions and practice, How People Learn makes a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior
Print Book, English, 2000
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National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2000