From the Back Cover
Linda Darling-Hammond, Brigid Barron, P. David Pearson, Alan H. Schoenfeld, Elizabeth K. Stage, Timothy D. Zimmerman, Gina N. Cervetti, Jennifer L. Tilson
Powerful Learning is a comprehensive and engaging record of the most effective K12 teaching practicesincluding project-based learning, cooperative learning, performance-based assessment, as well as instructional strategies in literacy, mathematics, and science. The authors explore the ways in which these models generate meaningful student understanding through rich classroom stories and correlating online videos of innovative teaching (located at www.edutopia.org). This book offers insights into how educators can enable students to think critically, transfer skills and knowledge, and be flexible problem solvers?both inside and outside the classroom walls.
Praise for Powerful Learning
"Powerful Learning is a great compendium of approaches to teaching that can generate real learning. It reviews the relevant research base, offers practical examples of the research in use, and focuses on long-term goalsand how various teaching and learning activities support these goals."
Catherine Snow, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"This outstanding book is a 'must read' the authors make so many crystal clear and helpful arguments for the need to teach for understanding."
John Bransford, James W. Mifflin University Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle
"We are extraordinarily lucky to have this highly readable book that helps us make 'powerful learning' not just a slogan, but a reality. "
Deborah Meier, senior scholar and adjunct professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education
About the Author
Brigid Barron is Associate Professor of the Learning Sciences in Stanford University's School of Education and directs the YouthLAB research group.
P. David Pearson, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former co-director of the Center for the Study of Reading and president of the National Reading Conference and the National Conference of Research in English. His numerous publications include the Handbook of Reading Research, now in its third edition and Reading Difficulties: Instruction and Assessment.
Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Chen is executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. He is a frequent speaker and media commentator on issues of education and the media.