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Description - Why Don't Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham

Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroomCognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. * Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom * Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts * How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills"Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading."-Wall Street Journal

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470591963
ISBN-10: 047059196X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jossey Bass Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel T. Willingham

Daniel T. Willingham is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. He writes the popular Ask the Cognitive Scientist column for American Educator magazine.

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