How We Learn

How We Learn

The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today--and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Laziness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We're told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What..
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449807804
Characteristics: digital
Additional Contributors: Kramer, Steven Lawrence
Notes: Unabridged


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Apr 22, 2016

As a professor, I have a professional interest in learning theory, but this is an engaging and substantial work that is presented in the new "popular academic" style, if that is even a term. Many people are now buttressing their findings with examples and (others') research, and Carey does so well here. Creative and effective examination of many aspects of learning.


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