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xvi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
An explosive growth in research on how people learn has revealed many ways to improve teaching and catalyse learning at all ages. The purpose of this book is to present this new science of learning so that educators can creatively translate the science into exceptional practice. The book is highly appropriate for the preparation and professional development of teachers and college faculty, but also parents, trainers, instructional designers and psychology students. Based on a popular Stanford University course, The ABCs of How We Learn uses a novel format that is suitable as both a textbook and a popular read. With everyday language, engaging examples, a sense of humour and solid evidence, it describes 26 unique ways that students learn. Each chapter offers a concise and approachable breakdown of one way people learn, how it works, how we know it works, how and when to use it and what mistakes to avoid. The book presents learning research in a way that educators can creatively translate into exceptional lessons and classroom practice. The book covers field-defining learning theories ranging from behaviourism (R is for Reward) to cognitive psychology (S is for Self-Explanation) to social psychology (O is for Observation). The chapters also introduce lesser-known theories exceptionally relevant to practice, such as arousal theory (X is for eXcitement). Together the theories, evidence and strategies from each chapter can be combined endlessly to create original and effective learning plans and the means to know if they succeed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393709261 20160906
Education Library (Cubberley), Science Library (Li and Ma)
EDUC-230-01, BIO-296-01
xi, 370 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • List of Figures. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Backward Design. 2. Understanding Understanding. 3. Gaining Clarity on Our Goals. 4. The Six Facets of Understanding. 5. Essential Questions: Doorways to Understanding. 6. Crafting Understandings. 7. Thinking like an Assessor. 8. Criteria and Validity. 9. Planning for Learning. 10. Teaching for Understanding. 11. The Design Process. 12. The Big Picture: UbD as Curriculum Framework. 13. "Yes, but..." Afterword: Getting Started. Appendix: Sample 6-Page Template. Endnotes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. About the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780131950849 20160606
The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer. The book opens by analyzing the logic of backward design as an alternative to coverage and activity-oriented plans. Though backward from habit, this approach brings more focus and coherence to instruction. The text proposes a multifaceted approach, with the six "facets" of understanding. The facets combine with backward design to provide a powerful, expanded array of practical tools and strategies for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments that lead students at all grade levels to genuine understanding. The second edition, a refined work, has been thoroughly and extensively revised, updated, and expanded, including improvement of the UbD Template, the key terms of UbD, dozens of worksheets, and some of the larger concepts. The authors have successfully put together a text that demonstrates what best practice in the design of learning looks like, enhancing for its audience their capability for creating more engaging and effective learning, whether the student is a third grader, a college freshman, or a faculty member.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780131950849 20160606
Education Library (Cubberley)