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ERIC Number: ED495819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Learning and Teaching. Brief
National Education Association Research Department
This brief outlines nine leading research-based concepts that have served as a foundation for education reform. It compares existing ideas about learning, knowledge, and teaching with conceptual benchmarks for "best practice" that would be consistent with current research. The goal is to foster inquiry and support fundamental, long-term improvement by offering promising ideas for readers to consider, discuss, and adapt to their circumstances. This brief is based on an National Education Association Research working paper, "Theories of Learning and Teaching: What Do They Mean for Educators," by Susanne M. Wilson and Penelope L. Peterson (2006). The working paper describes in more detail these nine seminal ideas drawn from recent research on teaching and learning that have been influential in education reform and includes evidence and citations for the ideas summarized in this brief. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A