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Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning
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xxi, 457 p.  
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Presents a collection of articles that explore recent brain research and the ways students learn.

This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview ofrecent brain research and contains valuable insights into howstudents learn and how we should teach them. It includesarticles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, SallyShaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offersmyriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and education, and featurestwenty-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
  • The arts
  • When the brain works differently


We all know that some people seem to learn more easily than others, but why and how? This reader endeavors to answer these questions. The articles, most previously published, are written in clear, jargon-free language. They begin with the biology of the brain and then address early childhood development, classroom learning, emotional learning, and language and math acquisition. Three articles look at the role of the brain in creating and enjoying art. The last section treats the controversial subject of the exceptional brain. Was Einstein a genius because he had more connectors in his brain than the rest of us? How do the brains of autistic people vary from the norm? And finally, scientific proof of what we've known all along: men and women don't have the same kind of brains. Some articles are more research-based than others. This is a solid introduction to the subject for the general reader. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
 
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