ERIC Number: ED491874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-30
Brain Friendly School Libraries
Sykes, Judith Anne
This title gives concrete practical examples of how to align school library programs and instructional practice with the six key concepts of brain-compatible learning: increasing input to the brain; increasing experiential data; multiple source feedback; reducing threat; involving students in learning decision making; and interdisciplinary unit planning. Table of Contents includes: (1) What Neuroscience Tells Us About Learning; (2) Key Concepts and Literature; (3) Ellen Langer--Mindful Learning; (4) Bob Sylwester--Applying Biological Research; (5) Pat Wolfe--Brain Research and Educational Practice; (6) Creating A Brain Friendly School Library Plan; (7) Goal 1: Enriched Environments--Teacher-Librarian As Staff Developer; (8) Brain Friendly Space; (9) Resource-Based Learning--Collection; (10) Learning Styles; (11) Intellectual Environments--Teacher--librarian as Information Literacy Agent; (12) Inquiry and Action Research; (13) Information Literacy; (14) Projects; (15) Emotional Environments--Teacher-Librarian as Cultural Emissary; (16) Sensory Learning--Literature and the Arts; (17) Cooperative Learning; and (18) Reflective Learning. The book concludes with References; and an Index.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, School Libraries, Information Literacy, Cooperative Learning, Action Research, Brain, Learning Theories, Faculty Development, Library Materials, Library Services, Cognitive Style, Inquiry, Educational Environment, Neurology, Biological Sciences
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