Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education / Edition 1

Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education / Edition 1

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by David Perkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470384522

ISBN-13: 9780470384527

Pub. Date: 12/22/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Making Learning Whole

"One summer I participated in Little League baseball . . . Baseball for me was a triumph of mediocrity. I wasn't especially good at it but I wasn't awful either . . . In the years since those days I've come to an odd conclusion about those early learning experiences: The results were only so-so but the process was pretty good . . . It

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Making Learning Whole

"One summer I participated in Little League baseball . . . Baseball for me was a triumph of mediocrity. I wasn't especially good at it but I wasn't awful either . . . In the years since those days I've come to an odd conclusion about those early learning experiences: The results were only so-so but the process was pretty good . . . It was pretty good because from the beginning I built up a feel for the whole game. I knew what hitting the ball or missing the ball got you. I knew about scoring runs and keeping score. I knew what I had to do to do well, even though I only pulled it off part of the time. I saw how it fit together."
—from the IntroductionIn Making Learning Whole, David Perkins—a noted authority on teaching and learning and senior co-director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education—introduces a new, practical, and research-based framework for teaching. Using learning the game of baseball as a metaphor, Perkins illustrates how teaching any subject at any grade level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the "whole game," rather than isolated pieces of a discipline.

Filled with real-world examples, Making Learning Whole describes how learning can be organized for deep and lasting impact by using these seven principles:

  • Play the Whole Game

  • Make the Game Worth Playing

  • Work on the Hard Parts

  • Play Out of Town

  • Uncover the Hidden Game

  • Learn from the Team

  • Learn the Game of Learning

At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes "Wonders of Learning," a summary of the key ideas and "I wonder . . ." questions, which can be answered in real contexts of teaching and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470384527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: A Whole New Ball Game 1

1 Play the Whole Game 25

2 Make the Game Worth Playing 53

3 Work on the Hard Parts 79

4 Play Out of Town 109

5 Uncover the Hidden Game 133

6 Learn from the Team 169

7 Learn the Game of Learning 193

Afterword: The Future of Learning 213

Notes 227

Index 243

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