Thinking About Teaching and Learning
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Thinking About Teaching and Learning : Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students

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Written 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Stylus Publishing
  • Sterling, VA, United States
  • English
  • 1579220134
  • 9781579220136
  • 1,110,712

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Thinking About Teaching and Learning is a gem. Bob Leamnson has done solid homework on the topic of teaching, and his practical, positive insights in this book are simply great."--Ed Nuhfer, Director, Teaching Effectiveness & Faculty Development "University of Colorado at Denver "show more

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