How We Learn

How We Learn

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

eBook - 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: Restlessness, 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 he discovers is..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780812993899
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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Jun 23, 2016

A refreshing look at learning strategies that are supposed to make learning more efficient and less of a chore. I will definitely give some of these techniques a try and it felt good to get confirmation on some learning techniques that have always felt instinctively right or wrong.

Dec 08, 2014

This isn't a bad book, but not a great one, it is an OK book. If you were doing a field survey, I would suggest including this one. For a great, awesome and fantastic book on this subject, Prof. Barbara Oakley's book, A Mind For Numbers is the one to read!


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