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How people learn : brain, mind, experience, and school
New developments in the science of learning science of learning overview mind and brain how experts differ from novices how children learn learning and transfer the learning environment curriculum,Expand
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Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do.
Preface. Committee on Teacher Education Members. Cooperating University Liaisons. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. 1. Introduction (John Bransford, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pamela LePage). 2.Expand
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Doing with Understanding: Lessons from Research on Problem- and Project-Based Learning
A major hurdle in implementing project-based curricula is that they require simultaneous changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices-changes that are often foreign to the students as well as the teachers. Expand
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Levels of processing versus transfer appropriate processing
Levels of processing were manipulated as a function of acquisition task and type of recognition test in three experiments. Experiment 1 showed that semantic acquisition was superior to rhymeExpand
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A time for telling
Suggestions for improving text understanding often prescribe activating prior knowledge, a prescription that may be problematic if students do not have the relevant prior knowledge to begin with. InExpand
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Chapter 3: Rethinking Transfer: A Simple Proposal With Multiple Implications
A belief in transfer lies at the heart of our educational system. Most educators want learning activities to have positive effects that extend beyond the exact conditions of initial learning. TheyExpand
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Contextual prerequisites for understanding: Some investigations of comprehension and recall
The present paper presents a series of studies showing that relevant contextual knowledge is a prerequisite for comprehending prose passages. Four studies are reported, each demonstrating increasedExpand
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Preparing teachers for a changing world
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Rethinking transfer: A simple proposal with multiple implica-tions
We argue that prevailing theories and methods of measuring transfer are limited in scope; we propose an alternative that complements and extends current approaches, and we sketch its implications for education. Expand
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How students learn : history, mathematics, and science in the classroom
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume,Expand
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