Synopses & Reviews
The book explores the importance of balancing students' knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. And, it shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities. "How Students Learn" offers a highly useful blend of principle and practice. It will be important not only to teachers, administrators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators, but also to parents and the larger community concerned about children's education.
This volume builds on the discoveries detailed in last year's bestselling "How People Learn" to explore how educational principles can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school.