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How the Brain Learns / Edition 5

How the Brain Learns / Edition 5

by David A. Sousa David A. Sousa
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SAGE Publications
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SAGE Publications
How the Brain Learns / Edition 5

How the Brain Learns / Edition 5

by David A. Sousa David A. Sousa
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Apply the newest brain research to enhance all students’ learning

Educational neuroscience consultant David A. Sousa continues his tradition of translating new findings into effective classroom strategies and activities in this updated version of his bestselling text. This fifth edition integrates recent developments in neuroscience, education, and psychology and includes

• New information on memory systems, especially working memory capacity
• Updated research on how the explosion of technology is affecting the brain
• Current findings on brain organization and hemispheric specialization
• New evidence on how learning the arts enhances cognitive processing and creativity
• An expanded resources section
• More than 150 new or updated references

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506346304
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

Table of Contents

List of Practitioner’s Corners
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
About the Author
Looking Inside the Brain
Implications for Teaching
Why This Book Can Help Improve Teaching and Learning
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 1: Basic Brain Facts
Some Exterior Parts of the Brain
Some Interior Parts of the Brain
Neuron Development in Children
The Brain as a Novelty Seeker
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 2: How the Brain Processes Information
The Information Processing Model
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 3: Memory, Retention, and Learning
How Memory Forms
Stages and Types of Memory
Learning and Retention
Factors Affecting Retention of Learning
Learning Motor Skills
Daily Biological Rhythms Affect Teaching and Learning
Intelligence and Retrieval
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 4: The Power of Transfer
What Is Transfer?
Teaching for Transfer
Additional Thoughts About Transfer
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 5: Brain Organization and Learning
Brain Lateralization
Spoken Language Specialization
Learning to Read
Learning Mathematics
Difficulties in Learning Mathematics
Mathematics for English Language Learners
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 6: The Brain and the Arts
The Arts Are Basic to the Human Experience
Why Teach the Arts?
Impact of the Arts on Student Learning and Behavior
The Visual Arts
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 7: Thinking Skills and Learning
Characteristics of Human Thinking
The Dimensions of Human Thinking
Revisiting Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain
Other Thinking Skills Programs
What’s Coming Up?
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together
Students Should Know How Their Brains Learn
What About the Flipped Classroom?
Daily Planning
Unit Planning
Maintaining Skills for the Future

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