The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning
1. Auflage Februar 2008
480 Seiten, Softcover
Combining pieces directly from scientific research with those written for the classroom teacher, the book demystifies recent neuroscience findings, and offers valuable insights into how students learn, and how we should teach them. Some of the topic areas covered are: memory and the multiplication table, decoding and comprehending language, the alphabetic principle and dyslexia, attention and imagination, brain plasticity, multiple intelligences, and the "brain-based" classroom debate. Many of the pieces include interesting visual tests, easy-to-understand brain diagrams, and other useful illustrative material. The volume engages the reader and takes them on a unique journey into the brain, mind, and education.
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The Jossey-Bass Reader onthe Brain and Learning
"The potentials of brain science for education are indeed enormous. But realizing them requires building a new interdisciplinary science that explicitly links brain science and education . . . educators need to know about brain science, and scientists need to know about education."
-Kurt Fischer and Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, from the Introduction
This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview of recent?brain research and contains valuable insights into how students learn and how we should teach them.?It includes articles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12 education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, Sally Shaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offers myriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and education, and features twenty-six chapters in seven primary areas of interest:
An overview of the brain
The brain-based learning debate
Memory, cognition, and intelligence
Emotional and social foundations
Language, reading, and math
When the brain works differently
The authors base their findings on cutting-edge research and real-world experience-sharing practical lessons and strategies for the school or classroom. From the scholar to the practitioner, The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning is an invaluable resource for every educator interested in how children think and learn.