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    DescriptionWritten by an author who combines the disciplines of biology and education to show how people learn and how knowing this can help teachers to teach effectively. This book deals with teaching based on new biological understandings about how the brain assimilates new knowledge and deals with what teachers most need to know, that is, how to teach so successfully that classroom discipline ceases to be an issue. This book is intended to help students to develop habits and skills that will make learning easier. The author describes how a philosophy of teaching develops and why it's important to have one;learning as brain change rather than brain use;language and the questionable utility of unexpressed ideas; first-year students - their culture, motivation and preparation; how the way we teach affects the way students learn; what students are really doing in the classroom; writing and other technologies, old and new. He is alert to the psychology of students, understands and has experiences the frustrations teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, Robert Leamnson has good advice about how to cope with the challenge.


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    Title
    Thinking About Teaching and Learning
    Subtitle
    Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Leamnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781579220136
    ISBN 10: 1579220134
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    BIC subject category V2: JNMN
    B&T General Subject: 340
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    DC22: 378.12
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: H37480000
    BIC subject category V2: JNMH
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 378.1/2
    DC21: 378.17028
    LC classification: LB2331 .L39 1999
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JNM
    Publisher
    Stylus Publishing
    Imprint name
    Stylus Publishing
    Publication date
    01 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Sterling, VA
    Review quote
    "This book is for teachers of first-year students. Although many of its themes are standard, it is well worth reading for its wisdom, unusual perspective, and refreshing style. These qualities reflect the author's personality and his background as a biologist and a very experienced teacher at both secondary and tertiary levels. A strong appeal is the author's delightful style, and his memorable imagery and anecdotes. I recommend this thought-provoking and enjoyable book to anyone involved in teaching first-year students."