Bransford, John D., Brown, Ann L. and Cocking, Rodney R. (2000).  How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (Expanded Edition ed.). (EN-0167)
National Academy Press.  ISBN: 0309070368; 0309065364; eBook: 0585243379

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Book Description

How do people learn? Exciting new evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. This book examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what children-and adults--learn.

From The Publisher

This book includes far-readching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning.  Like the original hardcover edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions.

When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do—with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods—to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb.

How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn.  The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning.  This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system.

From Booknews

An expanded edition of a resource in which new research about the mind, the brain, and the processes of learning are applied to questions regarding curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods.  Drawing on the findings from many branches of science, the 11 chapters discuss how experts differ from novices, learning and transfer, how children learn, teachers and teaching, and future directions.  Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)