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Authentic Learning : How Learning about the Brain Can Shape the Development of Students - Michael L. Slavkin

Authentic Learning

How Learning about the Brain Can Shape the Development of Students

Paperback Published: 28th March 2004
ISBN: 9781578860944
Number Of Pages: 360

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Across the land communities are questioning the role of schools and the community's expectations of parents, students, and teachers. Increasingly, educators struggle to convince administrators, parents, students, and community members that teaching strategies have strengthened and that students are improving. Yet, teachers consistently share their concerns about the lack of parent and community involvement in education. Parents indicate their desire to improve the connections between the classroom and the community, but are unsure how to initiate such relationships. In Authentic Learning, Michael L. Slavkin provides parents and educators the opportunity to understand why best practices, constructivism, student-centered practices, student choice, and democratic classrooms are effective because they result in a variety of environmental experiences. Such experiences have often been thought to be the environmental foundation that supports and nurtures a creative and challenged brain: guiding children to think in a variety of ways, providing the flexibility of thought that is critical in the 21st century world. With this text these two groups will discover ways they can work together to create meaningful learning experiences at home and school. For parents, students, and preservice and inservice teachers.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Daniel Reconsideredp. 1
Development and the Brainp. 17
Brain-Based Learningp. 37
Developmentally Appropriate Practicesp. 55
Problem-Based Learningp. 75
Learning through Themesp. 89
Learning through Servicep. 113
Democratic Classroomsp. 123
Enhancing Creativity: Learning for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 141
Where Do We Go Now? (Not Conclusions, Further Opportunities)p. 163
Problem-Based Learning Examplesp. 175
Integrated Thematic Unit Examplesp. 287
An Example of Learning via Servicep. 309
Referencesp. 323
Indexp. 345
About the Authorp. 351
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ISBN: 9781578860944
ISBN-10: 1578860946
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.19  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.48