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Title The Jossey-Bass reader on the brain and learning / introduction by Kurt Fischer and Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco, California : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (482 pages) : illustrations
Contents An overview of the brain. How our brain constructs our mental world / Richard Restak ; Mirrors in the mind / Giacomo Rizzolatti, Leonardo Fogassi, and Vittorio Gallese ; Alphabetized entries from How to explain a brain / Robert Sylwester -- The brain in the classroom : the brain-based learning debate. Neuroscience and education / Usha Goswami ; In search of--brain-based education / John T. Bruer ; Learning not by chance : enrichment in the classroom / Marian C. Diamond and Janet Hopson ; Mind and brain / John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking -- The thinking brain : memory, cognition, and intelligence. Learning and remembering / Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Uta Frith ; Who owns intelligence? / Howard Gardner ; The balance theory of wisdom / Robert J. Sternberg ; Remembrance of emotions past / Joseph LeDoux -- The feeling brain : emotional and social foundations. We feel, therefore we learn : the relevance of affective and social neuroscience to education / Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Antonio Damasio ; Selections from Why zebras don't get ulcers / Robert M. Sapolsky ; The effect of violence and stress in kids' brains / Ronald Kotulak -- The learning brain : language, reading, and math. The literate brain / Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Uta Frith ; Why some smart people can't read / Sally Shaywitz ; What happens in the brain when children read / Patricia Wolfe and Pamela Nevills ; Small heads for big calculations / Stanislas Dehaene ; Math skills / James P. Byrnes -- The learning brain : the arts. The brain and the arts / David A. Sousa ; The role of the arts in transforming consciousness : education is the process of learning how to invent yourself / Elliot W. Eisner ; My favorite thing : why do we like the music we like? / Daniel J. Levitin -- The exceptional brain : when it works differently. Exploring exceptional brains / Eric Jensen ; Selections from The minds of boys / Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens ; The great continuum : diagnosing autism / Temple Grandin ; Broken mirrors : a theory of autism / Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Lindsay M. Oberman
Summary This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview of recent brain research and contains valuable insights into how students learn and how we should teach them. It includes articles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12 education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, Sally Shaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offers myriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and education, and features twenty-six chapters in seven primary areas of interest: an overview of the brain; the brain-based learning debate; memory, cognition, and intelligence; emotional and social foundations; the arts; when the brain works differently
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Brain -- Physiology.
Cognition in children -- Physiological aspects.
Learning -- Physiological aspects.
Learning, Psychology of.
Brain -- physiology.
Cognition -- physiology.
Learning -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Fischer, Kurt W., author of introduction, etc
Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen, 1971- author of introduction, etc
ISBN 1119015898 (e-book)
9781119015895 (e-book)