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Learning Is a Verb

Learning Is a Verb - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1890871611

Cover of Learning Is a Verb 2ND 05 (ISBN 978-1890871611)
ISBN13: 978-1890871611
ISBN10: 1890871613
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers
Published: 2005
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Learning Is a Verb - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1890871611

Sherrie Reynolds

ISBN13: 978-1890871611
ISBN10: 1890871613
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers
Published: 2005
International: No

Learning Is a Verb explores a new way of thinking about teaching and learning. Its central goal is to help us understand how we think and learn; it will also help teachers understand children and will offer a new and helpful perspective on the role of teaching.

The book provides an orientation or way of thinking about the psychological dimensions of teaching and learning. This orientation is discussed in relation to cultural shifts that have influenced all fields of study; in education and psychology, the shift is reflected in the works of such scholars as Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, and others. Their work marks a change from a mechanical view of learning to a view of learning as dynamic transformation.

In this book, Sherrie Reynolds discusses how our thinking about teaching and learning must change so that we can create conditions that help children think and interact with one another in helpful, healthy ways. Her engaging, conversational style, together with many examples and observations, will lead readers from reflection on their experiences to a deeper understanding of the changes needed in our educational system.

Table of Contents

1. From Harmony to ''Certainty'': A Brief History of Thought About Teaching and Learning

Pre-Modern Thought: Balance and Harmony
Modernism: The Mechanical Universe
Transitions to Post-Modernism: Beginnings of the Cognitive Revolution

2. Post-Modernism: Order Out of Chaos

The Transition
Changes in Knowing
New Models of Causality
Shift to a Focus on Relationships
Teaching Does Not Cause Learning

3. Emotions, Relationships, and the Emergent Mind

The Emergent Mind
Relationships: Classic Studies
Relationships: Recent Studies

4. Mind Over Matter

Perceiving Is a Way of Thinking
Extending Perception
The Relation Between Sensation and Thought
Learning Is an Action
Learning to Trust Ourselves
Exploration in Thought
Exploration in Conversation

5. Learning, Remembering, and Understanding

Modernist Ideas About Learning
Understanding--An Inside Job
Piaget's Stages

6. The Social Aspect of Ideas

The Relationship Between Spontaneous and Academic Thought
Knowing More than We Can Say
Reconstructing What We Know
The Evolution of Ideas
Zone of Proximal Development

7. Learning as a Condition for Teaching

Learning Is Self-Organizing
Thought Is Adaptive
Ideas Are Linked
Defining Meaningful Knowledge
Creating Learning Environments

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