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How the brain learns

Author: David A Sousa
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Latest edition includes updated information on brain processes including memory systems; how the explosion of technology affects the brain; and how learning and participating in the arts enhances  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Sousa
ISBN: 9781412997973 1412997976
OCLC Number: 729225452
Description: xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction : Looking inside the brain ; Implications or teaching ; Why this book can help improve teaching and learning --
1. Basic brain facts : Some exterior parts of the brain ; Some interior parts of the brain ; Neuron development in children ; The brain as a novelty seeker --
2. How the brain processes information : The information processing model --
3. Memory, retention, and learning : How memory forms ; Stages and types of memory ; Learning and retention ; Factors affecting retention of learning ; Learning motor skills ; Daily biological rhythms affect teaching and learning ; Intelligence and retrieval --
4. The power of transfer : What is transfer? ; Teaching for transfer --
5. Brain organization and learning : Brain lateralization ; Spoken language specialization ; Learning to read --
6. The brain and the arts : The arts are basic to the human experience ; Why teach the arts? ; Impact of the arts on student learning and behavior ; Music ; The visual arts ; Movement --
7. Thinking skills and learning : Characteristics of human thinking ; The dimensions of human thinking ; Revisiting Bloom's taxonomy of the cognitive domain --
8. Putting it all together : Daily planning ; Unit planning ; Maintaining skills for the future.
Responsibility: David A. Sousa.

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