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Breaking the Learning Barrier for Underachieving Students : Practical Teaching Strategies for Dramatic Results - George D. Nelson

Breaking the Learning Barrier for Underachieving Students

Practical Teaching Strategies for Dramatic Results

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2005
ISBN: 9781412914857
Number Of Pages: 280

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Combining theory and practice, Nelson has developed an innovative way to reach the at-risk-or "dramatic"-learner, improving the learning environment for all other students in the process. Using dramatic theory as an extended metaphor, Nelson first provides the reader with a strong theoretical understanding of the particular learning needs of the "dramatic" learner, and explains why a traditional classroom environment fails to meet these needs. With this foundation in place, Nelson provides practical, classroom-tested strategies and ideas that can be used to meet the particular teaching and discipline needs of these students. Breaking the Learning Barrier for At-Risk Students presents four learning principles: o Learning! requires the active involvement of the learner. Nothing can be learned without the willing participation and effort of the learner. o Life without drama is meaningless and uninspiring. Learning that is not built upon dramatic elements is also meaningless and uninspiring. o Learning must be value based. When teaching takes into account the values and preferences of a learner, he or she will be motivated to participate. o Learning must be fun. When the first three conditions exist, learning becomes the most rewarding, engaging, and fun activity in life. By utilizing the principles of dramatic structure in their course work, teachers will uncover the power of discovery based learning-getting even the most reluctant students actively engaged in the learning process.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The System
Dramatic Elements
Character and Education
The Profile of a Dramatic Learner
The Structure of Dramatic Learning
Curriculum Design
Getting Into it HIPA Deep
Learning and Self Image
Discipline and the Dramatic Learner
Conclusion
Appendix
Index
End Notes
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ISBN: 9781412914857
ISBN-10: 141291485X
Series: Corwin Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2nd November 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37

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