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Extreme Learning - Keen J. Babbage

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781578861408
Number Of Pages: 212

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When asked the question, 'Think of the best teacher you ever had. What did that teacher do to make you consider him or her your best teacher?' the answers are never 'My best teacher gave us lots of worksheets to do, ' or 'My best teacher covered a lot of material.' Instead, typical answers range from the teachers who challenged, to the teachers who cared and the teachers who loved their subjects. Babbage calls those teachers 'extreme teachers, ' whose ultimate goal for students is 'extreme learning'. In the 'extreme learning' classroom, the students and the teacher create learning experiences which connect the real-life knowledge, talents, and interests of students with what needs to be learned today in the standards-based school curriculum. School becomes relevant to the outside world, and working harder to learn at school becomes important, beneficial, and meaningful. Babbage uses anecdotes, both his own and hypothetical, to demonstrate 'extreme learning'. He shows the disparity between training and understanding, where students are trained in standards, but they begin to truly understand the real-life application. 'Extreme learning' creates a partnership between teacher and student, where all learn and improve from each othe

Extreme teaching and learning in an extraordinary blend of idealism and practicality. This book confirms that Dr. Babbage's understanding of the teaching/learning process is indeed profound.--Michael T. Romano, professor emeritus, University of Kentucky

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
New Ideasp. 1
The Extreme Learning Teacherp. 21
The Extreme Learning Concept of Learningp. 35
Extreme Learning about Extreme Learningp. 61
Extreme Learning Evidence and Resultsp. 135
The Extreme Learning Classroomp. 151
School Thoughtsp. 161
Epilogue: A Day of Extreme Learningp. 189
Indexp. 191
About the Authorp. 193
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ISBN: 9781578861408
ISBN-10: 1578861403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.33