How Students Learn: History in the Classroom / Edition 1

How Students Learn: History in the Classroom / Edition 1

by M. Suzanne Donovan, John D. Bransford, Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309089484

ISBN-13: 9780309089487

Pub. Date: 01/05/2005

Publisher: National Academies Press

How Students Learn: History in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness.

The book explores the importance of balancing students' knowledge of historical

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Overview

How Students Learn: History in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness.

The book explores the importance of balancing students' knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It also features illustrated suggestion for classroom activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309089487
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,421,743
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Putting principles into practice : understanding history31
3Putting principles into practice : teaching and planning79
4"They thought the world was flat?" : applying the principles of How people learn in teaching high school history179
5Mathematical understanding : an introduction217
6Fostering the development of whole-number sense : teaching mathematics in the primary grades257
7Pipes, tubes, and beakers : new approaches to teaching the rational-number system309
8Teaching and learning functions351
9Scientific inquiry and How people learn397
10Teaching to promote the development of scientific knowledge and reasoning about light at the elementary school level421
11Guided inquiry in the science classroom475
12Developing understanding through model-based inquiry515
13Pulling threads569

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