How Do We Learn?: A Scientific Approach to Learning and Teaching

How Do We Learn?: A Scientific Approach to Learning and Teaching (Evidence-Based Education)
by 作者: Héctor Ruiz Martín (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社: Jossey-Bass
Edition 版本: 1st
Publication Date 出版日期: 2024-06-05
Language 语言: English
pages 页数: : 288 pages
ISBN-10 书号: 1394230516
ISBN-13 书号: 9781394230518


Book Description

Go beyond personal experience and discover scientific principles that will elevate your teaching

The international bestseller How Do We Learn? decodes years of cognitive science research into actionable strategies for K-12 teachers, curricula designers, and administrators. You’ll discover how classic and emerging findings can transform pedagogy by pointing at practices that take advantage of the innate structures of the human brain. Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book delves into the cognitive mechanisms that govern learning and memory. You’ll also discover the socioemotional factors that influence students’ motivation and performance.

Researchers have investigated key teaching methods such as feedback and evaluation to identify how school environments influence self-motivation to learn. In this book, Héctor Ruiz Martín unites scientific principles with personal engagement, helping teachers ensure that students can thrive in the classroom and beyond.

  • Learn how students learn so you can help them achieve academic success
  • Get practical tips and strategies for aligning your teaching with scientific evidence
  • Gain fascinating insights into the human mind and discover how to promote student achievement through socioemotional engagement
  • Help students feel motivated and achieve at their best

How Do We Learn? offers rigorous scientific insights―explained in accessible terms and translated into actionable steps that K-12 teachers in all disciplines can put into practice right away.


From the Back Cover

A scientific approach to teaching in a way that helps students learn

In recent years, educators and researchers have been working together to bridge the gap between cognitive science and teaching practice. The scientific community is increasingly turning its attention toward the study of learning-in-context. At the same time, educators have welcomed practices supported by scientific evidence. This book offers an engaging synthesis of these efforts, describing―in accessible terms―important discoveries in cognitive science that shed light on teaching practice.

With scientific rigor and an emphasis on practical application, How Do We Learn? shows readers how to create optimal educational environments to promote student learning and knowledge retention. It covers cognitive mechanisms governing memory and learning, as well as socioemotional factors that influence motivation and student performance. Readers will also learn how they can modify teaching, feedback, and evaluation to be of the greatest benefit to students.

When students take responsibility for their own learning, they achieve at much higher rates, at all ages and across academic subjects. This book helps educators become familiar with the evidence-based principles that can be used to support students in this goal.


About the Author

HÉCTOR RUIZ MARTÍN directs the International Science Teaching Foundation. For the past 20 years, he has conducted research into cognitive psychology, memory, and learning, with the goal of developing educational resources based on scientific evidence.

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