ERIC Number: ED481522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Expanded Edition.
Bransford, John D., Ed.; Brown, Ann L., Ed.; Cocking, Rodney R., Ed.
This book presents results of recent research about the mind, brain, and learning processes. It examines new findings in learning theory and their implications for what is taught, how it is taught, and how learners are assessed. It also shows how theories and insights can translate into actions and practices. It examines research on human learning, including new developments from neuroscience; learning research that has implications for designing formal instructional environments; and research that helps explore the possibility of helping individuals achieve their fullest potential. The book is organized into 4 parts and 11 chapters: Part I "Introduction": (1) "Learning: From Speculation to Science"; Part II "Learners and Learning": (2) "How Experts Differ from Novices"; (3)"Learning and Transfer"; (4) "How Children Learn"; (5) "Mind and Brain"; Part III "Teachers and Teaching": (6) "The Design of Learning Environments"; (7) "Effective Teaching: Examples in History, Mathematics, and Science"; (8) "Teacher Learning"; (9) "Technology to Support Learning"; Part IV "Future Directions for the Science of Learning": (10) "Conclusions"; (11) "Next Steps for Research." The book contains many charts, graphs, rubrics, examples, and anecdotes. It also contains chapter-by-chapter lists of references and a subject index. (WFA)
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Teacher Effectiveness, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Note: With additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice: M. Suzanne Donovan, John D. Bransford, and James W. Pellegrino, Editors.