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

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

by Donald Meichenbaum
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571290472
Publisher:
Brookline Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,033,182
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Ch. 1The Nature of the Educational Challenge1
Ch. 2Toward an Understanding of Individual Differences in the Classroom: An Expertise Perspective9
Ch. 3Application of the Expertise Model in the Classroom: The Characteristics of Budding Experts25
Ch. 4How Did The Gap Between Those Who Thrive and Those Who Falter Get So Large?36
Ch. 5Toward A Three-Dimensional Theory of Mastery: A Tool For Nurturing Independent Learners64
Ch. 6Creating Classroom Programs that Support Student Mastery: Learning Settings that Provide Appropriate Tasks and Roles for Students and Teachers92
Ch. 7Planning and Implementing Acquisition Settings114
Ch. 8Creating Learning Settings with Student Consolidation Roles: Scaffolding Student Practice136
Ch. 9Planning and Implementing Consultation Settings159
Ch. 10Creating Authentic Settings: Fostering Task Planning and the Application of Skills192
Ch. 11Applying the Three-Dimensional Model of Mastery to Analyze Selected Educational Programs227
Ch. 12Lessons From Expert Teachers: Putting It All Together261
References267
Index279
About the Authors289

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