Nearly 100 entries describe current brain research as it relates to education, as well as the relationship between the brain and learning and instructional strategies. Over 100 expert authors contributed to this work, covering the cognitive, social/emotional, and physical aspects of learning as the brain develops. Topics include: brain development, learning, curriculum, at-risk, classroom management, culture, emotion, foods, intelligence, learning environments, learning challenges, learning theories, and physical movement. Focus is on K-12 education, but the books also offer information on the pre-school and adult learner. Cross-references and recommended readings conclude each entry. Supplemental reference sources include a glossary devoted to the brain and an extensive bibliography. Ideal for educators, parents and teachers, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of knowledge about why educational experiences are structured the way they are and how this helps students learn more. Cognitive neuroscience and its practical use in education provides much of the research for this book, however, the entries are written at a level appropriate for a general reader.
With nearly 100 accessibly-written entries, a glossary and well-prepared bibliography, this A-Z guide to education, educational psychology, cognition, instruction and curriculum development will appeal to parents as well as teachers. Entries include concise lists of further reading and describe such topics as the ageing brain, at-risk behavior, creativity, critical thinking, distributed intelligence, the brain in early childhood, gender differences, language acquisitions and disorders, moral development, nutrition, poverty, reading and fluency, self-esteem, spirituality, trauma and writing. The editors provide a helpful guide to related topics.--Reference & Research Book News August 2007
Chapter 1 List of A - Z entries Chapter 2 Guide to Related Topics Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Chapters A - W Chapter 7 Glossary of Brain Terms Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 About the Contributors Chapter 10 Index