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Understanding development & learning : implications for teaching

Author: Michael C Nagel; Laura Scholes
Publisher: Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Understanding Development and Learning assists future teachers in developing their understanding of the process of learning. It seeks to enhance their craft as educators by explaining the principles  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Nagel; Laura Scholes
ISBN: 9780195519655 0195519655
OCLC Number: 1023214743
Description: xx, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Learning? Defining teaching Defining learning A brief history of 'learning' and 'teaching' in Western schools Theories of 'learning', past and present Chapter 2: The Links between Human Development and LearningBasic issues in human developmentDomains of human developmentChapter 3: Understanding Brain DevelopmentThe developing brain-the early yearsStructures of the brainThe developing brain and adolescenceChapter 4: Learning, Thinking and IntelligenceMeasuring intelligenceNotions of multiple intelligencesThe neuroscience of intelligenceControversies over intelligenceChapter 5: Language Development and LearningLanguage development in childrenTraditional theories of language developmentLanguage and the brainMaturation and biological sex differencesEnhancing language developmentChapter 6: Memory and LearningThe neurobiology of memorySystems and stages of memoryWhat hinders memory and why we forgetEnhancing memory: educational and pedagogical considerationsChapter 7: Motivation and LearningThe neurobiology of motivationThe psychology of motivationUnderstanding contemporary learnersMotivation in school: affective and effective considerationsChapter 8: Inclusive LearningThose who can, doDifferent brains, different learnersReaching the hard-to-reach studentExtending the exceptional learnerChapter 9: Sociocultural Factors of LearningSome backgroundVygotskySociocultural theory of cognitive developmentBronfenbrennerEcological systems theoryBio-ecological modelGender, socio-economic background and culture in the classroomChapter 10: Nurturing LearningThe perils of standards and testingEnrichment does not mean more!Homework: a necessary evil?Stress and learning do not mixRising to the challengesThe creative arts and learningThe brain, movement and learningGlossaryReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Michael C. Nagel, Laura Scholes.


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