- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (July 26, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393709264
- ISBN-13: 978-0393709261
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them 1st Edition
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“The book serves as a much-needed bridge between new revelations in the science of learning and everyday classroom practices. Each section is accessible, concise and well-stocked with primary references and resources.”
- NPR Books, Best of 2016
“Daniel Schwartz and his co-authors have developed an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use synthesis of the learning literature without oversimplifying the complexity of the teaching and learning process. I am particularly impressed with the inclusion of multiple examples, potential risks, and possible misapplications, along with the acknowledgement that no one technique, by itself, will likely work in every situation. This book does a wonderful job introducing usable knowledge that can be flexibly applied by those seeking to encourage learning.”
- David B. Daniel, PhD, Professor of Psychology, James Madison University
“Packed with tips, tools, and exercises for every type of learner and learning situation, The ABCs of How We Learn is a book whose utility goes far beyond the classroom, but into every area of life―from remembering your password to learning to play golf―and it should be required reading for us all.”
“[A] teaching resource that is concise, is easy to navigate, and displays current and proven techniques. . . . The ABCs of How We Learn is a text that would be most appropriate for educators of all disciplines and at all levels, especially for primary and secondary school educators. . . . [O]ffers an easy-to-use reference for novice and expert teachers that will help them further develop their teaching skills. . . . [A]nyone interested in learning theories can appreciate the inclusion of various chapters related to educational psychology, specifically with regard to feedback, knowledge, norms, observation, and reward.”
“A uniquely actionable new book of learning sciences principles that can improve teaching and learning…. [E]very teacher and student can benefit.”
- Learning and the Brain
About the Author
Daniel L. Schwartz, PhD, is the Dean of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and holds the Nomellini-Olivier Chair in Educational Technology. He is an award-winning learning scientist, who also spent eight years teaching secondary school in Los Angeles and Kaltag, Alaska. His special niche is the ability to produce novel and effective learning activities that also test basic hypotheses about how people learn.
Jessica M. Tsang, PhD, is a researcher and instructor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education who studies how to design instruction that naturally recruits students’ native capacities for learning and understanding. Her interdisciplinary research bridges between cognitive neuroscience and the design of effective classroom practices. She has previously worked in the fields of education philanthropy, urban school reform, and educational media technology.
Kristen P. Blair, PhD, is a Senior Research Scholar and Instructor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education. She develops technologies to support students' learning in math and science, and she studies child development and learning in classroom and in family contexts. She holds a PhD in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science, both from Stanford University.