Learning How to Learn

ISBN-10: 0521319269
ISBN-13: 9780521319263
Edition: 1984
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

For almost a century, educational theory and practice have been influenced by the view of behavioural psychologists that learning is synonymous with behavior change. In this book, the authors argue for the practical importance of an alternate view, that learning is synonymous with a change in the meaning of experience. They develop their theory of the conceptual nature of knowledge and describe classroom-tested strategies for helping students to construct new and more powerful meanings and to integrate thinking, feeling, and acting. In their research, they have found consistently that standard educational practices that do not lead learners to grasp the meaning of tasks usually fail to give them confidence in their abilities. It is necessary to understand why and how new information is related to what one already knows. All those concerned with the improvement of education will find something of interest in Learning How to Learn.

Foreword Jane Kahle
Preface
Acknowledgments
Learning about learning
Concept mapping for meaningful learning
The Vee heuristic for understanding knowledge and knowledge production
New strategies for instructional planning
New strategies for evaluation: concept mapping
The use of the Vee for evaluation
The interview as an evaluation tool
Improving educational research
Appendixes
References
Index

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