Getting to Got It! Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

ISBN-10: 1416606084
ISBN-13: 9781416606086
Edition: 2007
Authors: Betty K. Garner
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Description: It's one of the great mysteries of teaching: Why do some students ?get it? and some students don?t? In this book, Betty K. Garner focuses on why students struggle and what teachers can do to help them become self-directed learners. Difficulty  More...

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

It's one of the great mysteries of teaching: Why do some students ?get it? and some students don?t? In this book, Betty K. Garner focuses on why students struggle and what teachers can do to help them become self-directed learners. Difficulty reading, remembering, paying attention, or following directions are not the reasons students fail but symptoms of the true problem: underdeveloped cognitive structures?the mental processes necessary to connect new information with prior knowledge; organize information into patterns and relationships; formulate rules that make information processing automatic, fast, and predictable; and abstract generalizable principles that allow them to transfer and apply learning.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Cognitive Structures: What They Are and Why They Matterp. 1
Recognitionp. 30
Memorizationp. 35
Conservation of Constancyp. 46
Classificationp. 60
Spatial Orientationp. 79
Temporal Orientationp. 102
Metaphorical Thinkingp. 119
The Spiritual Dimensions of Learningp. 132
Lesson Plan Model for Cognitive Engagementp. 148
An Invitation to Become a Reflective Researcherp. 152
Glossaryp. 158
Resourcesp. 160
Indexp. 163
About the Authorp. 167
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