The Science of Learning: 77 Studies That Every Teacher Needs to Know

1st Edition

Bradley Busch, Edward Watson

Routledge
April 3, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138617704 - CAT# K389841

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Summary

Supporting teachers in the quest to help students learn as effectively and efficiently as possible, The Science of Learning translates 77 of the most important and influential studies on the topic of learning into accessible and easily digestible overviews.

Demystifying key concepts and translating research into practical advice for the classroom, this unique resource will increase teachers’ understanding of crucial psychological research so they can help students improve how they think, feel and behave in school. From large to- small-scale studies, from the quirky to the iconic, The Science of Learning breaks down complicated research to provide teachers with the need-to-know facts and implications of each study. Each overview combines graphics and text, asks key questions, describes related research and considers implications for practice. Highly accessible, each overview is attributed to one of seven key categories:

  • Memory: increasing how much students remember
  • Mindset, motivation and resilience: improving persistence, effort and attitude
  • Self-regulation and metacognition: helping students to think clearly and consistently
  • Student behaviours: enocuraging positive student habits and processes
  • Teacher attitudes, expectations and behaviours: adopting positive classroom practices
  • Parents: how parents’ choices and behaviours impact their childrens’ learning
  • Thinking biases: avoiding faulty thinking habits that get in the way of learning

A hugely accessible resource, this unique book will support, inspire and inform teaching staff, parents and students, and those involved in leadership and CPD.

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