Why Don t Students Like School

Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470730454
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Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal

English Linguistics

Author: Christian Mair
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823379569
Format: PDF
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"English Linguistics" is a compact and easy-to-use introduction to English linguistics which - is tailored to the needs of students of English at German, Austrian and Swiss universities, - contains graded exercises to motivate students to carry out independent research, and - bridges the gap between linguistics and the literary and cultural-studies components of the typical BA in English Studies. Bachelor-wissen "English Linguistics" goes beyond the usual introduction in offering accompanying web resources which provide additional material and multi-media illustration.

Sch lerfeedback in der Grundschule

Author: Gerlinde Lenske
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830983778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Schülerratings werden sowohl in der Unterrichtsqualitätsforschung als auch im Rahmen interner und externer Evaluation zur Erfassung von Unterrichtsqualität eingesetzt. Während Schülerratings in der Sekundarstufe als recht gut erforscht gelten, existieren bislang nur wenige Arbeiten, die sich mit der Eignung von Grundschülerratings zur Messung von Unterrichtsqualität beschäftigen. In diesem Buch wird mittels eines Mixed-Method-Designs die Validität von Schülerratings in der Grundschule untersucht. Dabei werden verschiedene Validierungsmethoden verglichen und es wird das Verzerrungsausmaß hinsichtlich einzelner Stufen des Urteilsprozesses beim Beantworten eines Items in den Blick genommen. Insgesamt stellen die Ergebnisse die Eignung einiger Fragebögen, welche zum Einsatz in der Grundschule konzipiert wurden, in Frage. Grundschüler können verschiedene Aspekte der Unterrichtsqualität (fragebogenbasiert) nicht valide beurteilen, manche Aspekte jedoch besser als Beobachter. Gerlinde Lenske: Erstes und zweites Staatsexamen für das Lehramt für Grund- und Hauptschulen; 2006-2009 Lehrkraft und Fachleiterin am Studienseminar sowie Referentin am pädagogischen Landesinstitut; 2009-2012 abgeordnete Lehrkraft an der Universität Koblenz-Landau im DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 'Unterrichtsprozesse'; 2012-2014 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Psychologie der Universität Duisburg-Essen, seit September 2014 Geschäftsführung des Zentrums für Lehrerbildung an der Universität Koblenz-Landau.

Individualized Learning with Technology

Author: Chris Bernat
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580587X
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This book can be a starting point for secondary education majors, high school teachers, and administrators to begin to consider how individualizing instruction could be done for high school students. With computerized applications implemented alongside a standardized curriculum, it can be possible for individual student needs to be met while also ensuring that group needs are also met. A powerful motivational factor can also be introduced that will make students want to learn, and to be life-long learners. The time is now.

Study Less Learn More

Author: Michael W. Wiederman
Publisher: Mindful Publications
ISBN: 0981853412
Format: PDF
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"With this book you'll learn how memory and attention work, and how to put these insights into practice for the most effective and efficient studying. You'll also find research-based answers to questions such as what a study environment should look like, what you need to be doing in class and during study sessions, and how long and how often you should be studying for maximum results."--Back cover.

Schools for All Kinds of Minds

Author: Mary-Dean Barringer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047050515X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Schools for All Kinds of Minds Based on cutting-edge brain research and the pioneering work being done at the All Kinds of Minds nonprofit organization, this groundbreaking book offers a dynamic approach to closing the ever-widening achievement gap in schools. Schools for All Kinds of Minds shows how educators at all levels can develop expertise in "learning variation"—understanding how different kind of minds learn—and demonstrates how to apply this knowledge to raise achieve- ment for all. This focus—which recognizes kids' learning strengths, not just deficits— can lead to school success even for struggling students. The All Kinds of Minds model is defined by these essential components: Expertise in the science of learning and the belief that differences are variation, not deviation; evidence gathered from multiple sources, including an approach for understanding how specific students learn; a problem-solving model that helps to identify passions and affinities that can drive scholarship, careers, and other life choices; a set of five core beliefs about how all students are treated; and a commitment to align school and edu-cational practices and policies to the way students learn and vary in their learning. The book includes reflection exercises and accompanying online resources that can facilitate the use of the All Kinds of Minds model within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) and other staff development activities, as well as teacher education programs.

Learn or Die

Author: Edward D. Hess
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538278
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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two Year Colleges

Author: Susan Sipple
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 157922847X
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Experiential Learning

Author: David A. Kolb
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133892506
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Experiential learning is a powerful and proven approach to teaching and learning that is based on one incontrovertible reality: people learn best through experience. Now, in this extensively updated book, David A. Kolb offers a systematic and up-to-date statement of the theory of experiential learning and its modern applications to education, work, and adult development. Experiential Learning, Second Edition builds on the intellectual origins of experiential learning as defined by figures such as John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and L.S. Vygotsky, while also reflecting three full decades of research and practice since the classic first edition. Kolb models the underlying structures of the learning process based on the latest insights in psychology, philosophy, and physiology. Building on his comprehensive structural model, he offers an exceptionally useful typology of individual learning styles and corresponding structures of knowledge in different academic disciplines and careers. Kolb also applies experiential learning to higher education and lifelong learning, especially with regard to adult education. This edition reviews recent applications and uses of experiential learning, updates Kolb's framework to address the current organizational and educational landscape, and features current examples of experiential learning both in the field and in the classroom. It will be an indispensable resource for everyone who wants to promote more effective learning: in higher education, training, organizational development, lifelong learning environments, and online.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.