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The Resource Smart schools : from training memories to educating minds, David Perkins

Smart schools : from training memories to educating minds, David Perkins

Label
Smart schools : from training memories to educating minds
Title
Smart schools
Title remainder
from training memories to educating minds
Statement of responsibility
David Perkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The past twenty years have seen breakthroughs from cognitive scientists investigating thinking and learning as well as school anthropologists probing the culture of classrooms, schools, and their community contexts; but these insights have yet to be applied to public education on a broad scale. Smart Schools shows how these findings can be effectively used within the classroom. Although there has been much debate over the state of American education today, and a variety of solutions have been offered ranging from school choice to national testing, little attention has been paid to how children actually learn to think. As Perking demonstrates, we cannot solve our education problems by simply redistributing power or by asking children to regurgitate facts on a multiple choice exam; rather we must look at the kinds of knowledge students typically acquire in school. As his own and others' research indicates, students from first grade on through college often have only the most fragile and superficial kind of knowledge even after considerable instruction in a subject. He shows where students typically make mistakes by examining the kinds of misguided strategies they use in trying to understand a topic. He also shows why traditional teaching approaches often result in the students' limited grasp of a subject. Perking then introduces an impressive array of methods that have been shown to dramatically increase a student's understanding
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkins, David N
Dewey number
370.15/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1590.3
LC item number
.P473 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Comprehension
  • Pensée
  • Apprentissage, Psychologie de l'
  • Compréhension
  • Leerprocessen
  • Didactiek
  • Denktraining
  • Unterricht
  • Lernpsychologie
  • Schulpädagogik
  • USA
Label
Smart schools : from training memories to educating minds, David Perkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25748178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780029252154
Lccn
92013763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25748178
  • (WaOLN)1475761
Label
Smart schools : from training memories to educating minds, David Perkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25748178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780029252154
Lccn
92013763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25748178
  • (WaOLN)1475761

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