Nurturing Independent Learners: Helping Students Take Charge of Their Learning / Edition 1

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What distinguishes those who falter in school from those who thrive? How and when do the radical differences between them emerge? And how can teachers help slower learners without penalizing those students who are achieving? Exploring the answers to these questions, Meichenbaum and Biemiller illustrate the importance of active, self-directed learning. To achieve mastery, they explain, students cannot be passive consumers of knowledge; they must actively construct and apply what they learn. Building on this idea, the authors outline a theoretical model of instruction and corresponding pedagogical guidelines. They provide a framework for helping students not only to acquire skills and strategies, but also to consolidate them, consult about them, and transfer them to increasingly complex, authentic tasks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571290472
  • Publisher: Brookline Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Nature of the Educational Challenge 1
Ch. 2 Toward an Understanding of Individual Differences in the Classroom: An Expertise Perspective 9
Ch. 3 Application of the Expertise Model in the Classroom: The Characteristics of Budding Experts 25
Ch. 4 How Did The Gap Between Those Who Thrive and Those Who Falter Get So Large? 36
Ch. 5 Toward A Three-Dimensional Theory of Mastery: A Tool For Nurturing Independent Learners 64
Ch. 6 Creating Classroom Programs that Support Student Mastery: Learning Settings that Provide Appropriate Tasks and Roles for Students and Teachers 92
Ch. 7 Planning and Implementing Acquisition Settings 114
Ch. 8 Creating Learning Settings with Student Consolidation Roles: Scaffolding Student Practice 136
Ch. 9 Planning and Implementing Consultation Settings 159
Ch. 10 Creating Authentic Settings: Fostering Task Planning and the Application of Skills 192
Ch. 11 Applying the Three-Dimensional Model of Mastery to Analyze Selected Educational Programs 227
Ch. 12 Lessons From Expert Teachers: Putting It All Together 261
References 267
Index 279
About the Authors 289
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