How the Brain Learns (5th ed.)

by David A. Sousa

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  • 9781506346304
  • 9781506346328
  • 9781506346335

Apply the newest brain research to enhance all students’ learning 

Educational neuroscience consultant David A. Sousa continues his tradition of translating new findings into effective classroom strategies and activities in this updated version of his bestselling text. This fifth edition integrates recent developments in neuroscience, education, and psychology and includes 

  • New information on memory systems, especially working memory capacity
  • Updated research on how the explosion of technology is affecting the brain
  • Current findings on brain organization and hemispheric specialization
  • New evidence on how learning the arts enhances cognitive processing and creativity
  • An expanded resources section  
  • More than 150 new or updated references

  • SAGE Publications; October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781506346328
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: How the Brain Learns
  • Author: David A. Sousa
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781506346304
  • 9781506346328
  • 9781506346335

In The Press

How the Brain Learns is both professional and accessible. Of all the texts I have used for courses over the years, this one gets the best reviews from students. They love the diagrams and charts that make the concepts concrete and easier to grasp, they love the pithy quotes summarizing major points along the way. (Many of those quotes have found their way into student final papers and projects in my courses – all appropriately cited too!) I personally love the way the “What Do You Know” quiz at the beginning is carried all the way through with answers revealed and explicitly pointed out as they come up in context. It makes the book more cohesive and adds to the flow of conversation and reflection. My students are always blown away with the information and section on the neuro myths. Many have been taught these myths in their other teacher courses and many lively conversations are triggered by this section. Another strength of the book is the overall progression of topics and natural flow or rhythm to the material, which adds to the comprehension and accessibility. The discussion of action research is especially appreciated as I try to include mini research projects in my courses, and it’s great to have the rational and description in the same book as the information about the brain. The Practitioner’s Corner, Classroom Connections and thought provoking-questions make the book personal and meaningful for each of my students. “