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- R&L Education 2009; US$ 24.99
Since the 1960s, efforts to reform education_including various curricular changes, reading approaches, teacher preparation, money for the disadvantaged, and different instructional approaches_have failed to bring about true systemic change because the reforms fail to deal with a different definition of learning. Assessing What Really Matters in Schools... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 38.00
Presents research in neuroscience, particularly neuroimaging, which has implications for education. This book focuses on the theme that learning involves neural systems which arise from the dense functional interconnectivity of the brain's myriad specialised modules. more...
- Springer US 2009; US$ 89.83
It is impossible to control another person's motivation. But much of the instructor's job involves stimulating learner motivation, and learning environments should ideally be designed toward this goal. Motivational Design for Learning and Performance introduces readers to the core concepts of motivation and motivational design and applies this... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 126.83
This cutting-edge synthesis of ideas and concepts from the cognitive, motivation, and neurobiological sciences sets out a unique theory of learning that should be of interest to everyone from education practitioners to neuroscientists. The authors base their Unified Learning Model, or ULM, on three core principles. Firstly, that learning requires working... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 47.00
How to engage and maintain teenagers interest in school "work"? Young children rarely lack curiosity, but as they enter the teenage years their appetite for learning often appears to shrink. Many eventually drop out before the end of compulsory schooling. Others continue to turn up for school but make the minimum effort. They are present... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 35.00
Major developments in neuroscience and brain scanning in recent years have led to a huge interest in so-called 'brain-based learning' approaches. This book presents a jargon-free overview of the main findings, helps teachers to understand more about how children learn, and provides strategies for helping them to do so more effectively. more...
- Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 49.95
This book describes a method of teaching that fosters autonomous learning in all students, including students with disabilities. The pedagogy is based on decades of research on strategy instruction as well as on a theory of learning that claims these four conditions promote self-determined learning in all learners: (1) opportunities to choose expectations... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 54.00
What do we know about how people learn? How do young peoples motivations and emotions influence their learning? What does research show to be the benefits of group work, formative assessments, technology applications, or project-based learning and when are they most effective? How is learning affected by family background? These are among... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 42.00
This report documents the initial step towards an electronically-delivered Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test pioneered by Denmark, Iceland and Korea. In 2006, the PISA assessment of science included for the first time a computer-based test. The results discussed in this report highlight numerous challenges and encourage countries... more...