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How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where and why it happens

Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information.--From publisher.
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Genre/Form: Former Course Reserve reading
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict Carey
ISBN: 0812984293 9780812984293 0812993888 9780812993882 1447286340 9781447286349
OCLC Number: 911018415
Description: xvi, 254 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Broaden the margins --
The story maker : the biology of memory --
The power of forgetting : a new theory of learning --
Breaking good habits : the effect of context on learning --
Spacing out : the advantage of breaking up study time --
The hidden value of ignorance : the many dimensions of testing --
The upside of distraction : the role of incubation in problem solving --
Quitting before you're ahead : the accumulating gifts of percolation --
Being mixed up : interleaving as an aid to comprehension --
Learning without thinking : harnessing perceptual discrimination --
You snooze, you win : the consolidating role of sleep --
Conclusion: The foraging brain --
Appendix: Eleven essential questions.
Responsibility: Benedict Carey.

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