Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom Author Daniel T. Willingham
ISBN-10 047059196X
ISBN-13 9780470591963
Year 2010-03-15
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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Easy to apply scientifically based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn It reveals the importance of story emotion memory context and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences Nine easy to understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings such as that intelligence is malleable and that you cannot develop thinking skills without facts How an understanding of the brain s workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills Mr Willingham s answers apply just as well outside the classroom Corporate trainers marketers and not least parents anyone who cares about how we learn should find his book valuable reading Wall Street Journal

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