How to Learn - How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension--Parent's & Student's Edition

How to Learn - How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension--Parent's & Student's Edition

by Roger E. Boswarva

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How to Learn - How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension--Parent's & Student's Edition by Roger E. Boswarva, Virginia Koenig

How to Learn–How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension
Parent's & Student's Edition

This is the only How-To book on how to learn or teach without colliding with the seven barriers to comprehension that block learning. It’s a must read for all home-schooling parents, teachers and students.

This book deals with the fact that we all have a native ability to learn: young children do it naturally. Thus the question becomes: what gets in its way? This interested the authors, who then set out to learn the reasons why there is so much academic failure in our schools.

They discovered that there are Seven Barriers to Comprehension that block understanding and learning — and worse, it is our parents, teachers, and home-schooling educators that are unwittingly inflicting these difficulties on our children. It is not the children’s fault!

But it’s not just kids in school that are being made dumb by these errors. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, given in 2003 by the Department of Education, revealed only 31 percent of the nation’s college graduates scored at the proficient level! And it is to be noted that the proficiency levels had fallen 22.5% compared to the 1992 assessment (down from 40% to 31%).

This Parent’s & Student’s Edition of How to Learn–How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension deals with this problem. It addresses each of the Barriers to Comprehension in depth and shows not only how to prevent them from blocking student understanding and learning, but also how to undo their effect once they have occurred.

In addition, some of the other critical issues it addresses are:
• Study and learning are two different subjects,
• Personal methods of learning, styles of learning,
• Discovery Learning & Inquiry Based Learning,
• Three Dimensional Learners,
• Dyslexia may well be the mark of a higher level of natural ability,
• Cause and Effect in Learning,
• The Three Stages of Student Decline,
• How to recognize when you or your student has collided with a barrier to comprehension — and being able to know which one it is and handle it.

This book is chock full of exercises that can be used to ensure a real and experiential understanding of the material and principles being revealed. There is even a procedure for the Rehabilitation of Certainty on the Ability to Learn — you can use this with students who have given up due to too many failures, or for students who feel they can’t learn or consider themselves stupid.

We have found that it is the fact that students can learn with full comprehension, one-hundred percent of what is presented to them, and that they can demonstrate masterful application of the materials learned.

This book shows how this can be achieved.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012187093
Publisher: Ability Press
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Series: How to Learn-How to Teach:Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 850 KB

About the Author

Two of the world’s leading learning performance experts . . .

Roger E. Boswarva and Virginia Koenig have spent their lives educating and benefiting others. For Roger, it began as a young man more than five decades ago when, as a swim champ in Australia, he began coaching the lads in his local surf life saving club’s competition team. Virginia began her coaching and educating career in corporate America.

Roger is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Ability Consultants, Inc. and Management Science Associates and a management scientist of forty years experience in corporate, executive, and champion athlete performance improvement. As a Fellow of the British Institute of Management, he conducted management training and led seminars and symposia on executive and corporate performance improvement for the BIM, and the Management Center Europe, Brussels. Now retired from academia and international consulting to major corporations, he has spent the last ten years codifying the results of fifty years of research into aspects of human performance including the ability to learn. He is a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Virginia is trained in the Montessori Method of education. An avid tutor, she has spent the last several years as a volunteer tutor with Literacy Partners, a not-for-profit organization serving adults who failed in the conventional educational system but who have realized a need to improve, become literate, and earn their GED. She has spent twenty-five years in corporate Human Resources, specializing in employee benefits and training. She holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from the Wharton School of Business and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and is a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society for Performance Improvement. In 1997, she joined Mr. Boswarva in establishing Ability Consultants, Inc. to specialize in ability and performance improvement for executives and organizational teams, and is currently the company president. She is the Founding President of the New York Environs Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

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