ERIC Number: ED348138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
How We Think and Learn. Lecture Series.
National Learning Center, Washington, DC.; Capitol Children's Museum, Washington, DC.
A lecture series was conducted in 1989 to present information on learning theories by learning theorists. This document contains short texts of the lectures; full texts are available on request. In lecture 1, Robert Chase discusses educational reform and Bonnie Guiton examines educational goals from the perspective of White House policy. In lecture 2, David Perkins considers thinking skills in the context of three types of intelligence, which he calls neural, experiential, and reflective. The differences in thinking and learning that occur in various contexts is examined in lecture 3 by John Seeley Brown. Reuven Feuerstein, in lecture 4, recounts the theory of mediated learning experience, which he developed. In lecture 5, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi examines the role of student motivation in literacy learning. In lecture 6, Howard Gardner explains the seven domains of intelligence in his theory of multiple intelligences. Various types of electronic technologies that are being adopted for use in schools are reviewed by Bob Hughes in lecture 7. In lecture 8, Michael Templeton discusses informal education. A concluding section presents an overview of the lectures and applies the theories examined in the lectures to practices used in children's museums. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Learning Center, Washington, DC.; Capitol Children's Museum, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Childrens Museums; Mediated Learning Experience