The Cognitive Classroom: Using Brain and Cognitive Science to Optimize Student Success

The Cognitive Classroom: Using Brain and Cognitive Science to Optimize Student Success

by Jerome L. Rekart

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Overview

The Cognitive Classroom: Using Brain and Cognitive Science to Optimize Student Success by Jerome L. Rekart

The Cognitive Classroom describes how cutting-edge and classic research findings from the fields of brain science and cognitive psychology may be applied to classroom teaching. Using the perspective and expertise of an educational researcher originally trained as a neuroscientist, research findings and theories are translated into practical strategies. The jargon so often found in research journals and technical reports is discarded here, as studies are presented in an engaging manner that any educated individual can easily follow. Specifically, the book describes how research on perception, attention, learning, memory, language, reasoning, and problem solving may be used to achieve the type of “deep” learning sought after by teachers. What's more, this book discusses recent findings showing how the brains and cognitive processes of today’s students have been impacted by technology and proposes actions that educators can take to optimize teaching in a digital world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475800722
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 14.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jerome L. Rekart, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education and Psychology and is the Director of the Behavioral Science Laboratory at Rivier University. Trained as a learning researcher, his current research examines 1) how emotions influence information storage in humans, 2) how cognitive psychological and brain research findings can be implemented in classroom settings, and 3) ways to increase involvement of educators in researching their own practice.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Brain and Behavior

Chapter 2: Perception

Chapter 3: Attention

Chapter 4: Working Memory

Chapter 5: Long-term Memory Encoding

Chapter 6: Long-term Memory Retrieval

Chapter 7: Language

Chapter 8: Decision Making

Chapter 9: Problem Solving

Chapter 10: Synthesis

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