How the Brain Learns

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Corwin Press, Oct 28, 2016 - Education - 400 pages

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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List of Practitioners Corners
Chapter 2 How the Brain Processes Information
Whats Coming
Basic Brain Facts 15
The Information Processing Model
Whats Coming
Chapter 3 Memory Retention and Learning
Is Music Inborn?
Benefits of Creating Music
The Brain and the Arts 243
Chapter 7 Thinking Skills and Learning
Thinking Skills and Learning 282
Chapter 8 Putting It All Together

Chapter 4 The Power of Transfer
The Power of Transfer 153
Chapter 5 Brain Organization and Learning
Brain Organization and Learning 187
Chapter 6 The Brain and the Arts
Unit Planning
Putting It All Together 312

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About the author (2016)

David A. Sousa, EdD, 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.

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