Making Learning Whole

Author: David Perkins
Publisher: LibreDigital
ISBN: 9780470384527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In Making Learning Whole, David Perkins introduces a new, practical, and research-based framework for teaching. Using learning the game of baseball as a metaphor, Perkins illustrates how teaching any subject at any grade level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the "whole game" rather than isolated pieces of a discipline. Filled with real-world examples, Making Learning Whole describes how learning can be organized for deep and lasting impact."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Future Wise

Author: David Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118844076
Format: PDF
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How to teach big understandings and the ideas that matter most Everyone has an opinion about education, and teachers face pressures from Common Core content standards, high-stakes testing, and countless other directions. But how do we know what today's learners will really need to know in the future? Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World is a toolkit for approaching that question with new insight. There is no one answer to the question of what's worth teaching, but with the tools in this book, you'll be one step closer to constructing a curriculum that prepares students for whatever situations they might face in the future. K-12 teachers and administrators play a crucial role in building a thriving society. David Perkins, founding member and co-director of Project Zero at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, argues that curriculum is one of the most important elements of making students ready for the world of tomorrow. In Future Wise, you'll learn concepts, curriculum criteria, and techniques for prioritizing content so you can guide students toward the big understandings that matter. Understand how learners use knowledge in life after graduation Learn strategies for teaching critical thinking and addressing big questions Identify top priorities when it comes to disciplines and content areas Gain curriculum design skills that make the most of learning across the years of education Future Wise presents a brand new framework for thinking about education. Curriculum can be one of the hardest things for teachers and administrators to change, but David Perkins shows that only by reimagining what we teach can we lead students down the road to functional knowledge. Future Wise is the practical guidebook you need to embark on this important quest.

Teaching the Whole Student

Author: David Schoem
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620363062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching the Whole Student is a compendium of engaged teaching approaches by faculty across disciplines. These inspiring authors offer models for instructors who care deeply about their students, respect and recognize students’ social identities and lived experiences, and are interested in creating community and environments of openness and trust to foster deep-learning, academic success, and meaning-making. The authors in this volume stretch the boundaries of academic learning and the classroom experience by seeking to identify the space between subject matter and a student's core values and prior knowledge. They work to find the interconnectedness of knowledge, understanding, meaning, inquiry and truth. They appreciate that students bring their full lives and experiences—their heart and spirit—into the classroom just as they bring their minds and intellectual inquiry. These approaches contribute to student learning and the core academic purposes of higher education, help students find meaning and purpose in their lives, and help strengthen our diverse democracy through students’ active participation and leadership in civic life. They also have a demonstrated impact on critical and analytical thinking, student retention and academic success, personal well-being, commitments to civic engagement, diversity, and social justice. Topics discussed: • Teacher-student relationships and community building • How teaching the whole student increases persistence and completion rates • How an open learning environment fosters critical understanding • Strategies for developing deep social and personal reflection in experiential education and service learning The authors of this book remind us in poignant and empirical ways of the importance of teaching the whole student, as the book's title reflects.

Idea Based Learning

Author: Edmund J. Hansen
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579226167
Format: PDF, ePub
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Synthesizing the best current thinking about learning, course design, and promoting student achievement, this is a guide to developing college instruction that has clear purpose, is well integrated into the curriculum, and improves student learning in predictable and measurable ways. The process involves developing a transparent course blueprint, focused on a limited number of key concepts and ideas, related tasks, and corresponding performance criteria; as well as on frequent practice opportunities, and early identification of potential learning barriers. Idea-based Learning takes as its point of departure the big conceptual ideas of a discipline that give structure and unity to a course and even to the curriculum, as opposed to a focus on content that can lead to teaching sequences of loosely-related topics; and aligns with notions of student-centered and outcomes-based learning environments. Adopting a backwards design model, it begins with three parallel processes: first, identifying the material that is crucial for conceptual understanding; second, articulating a clear rationale for how to choose learning outcomes based on student needs and intellectual readiness; and finally, aligning the learning outcomes with the instructional requirements of the authentic performance tasks. The resulting syllabi ensure cohesion between sections of the same course as well as between courses within a whole curriculum, assuring the progressive development of students’ skills and knowledge. Key elements of IBL include: * Helping students see the big picture * Building courses around one or more authentic performance tasks that illuminate the core concepts of the discipline * Clearly identifying performance criteria for all tasks * Incorporating practice in the competencies that are deemed important for students’ success * By placing the onus of learning on the student, liberating faculty to take on the role of learning coaches * Designing tasks that help students unlearn simplistic ideas and replace them with improved understandings Edmund Hansen expertly guides the reader through the steps of the process, providing examples along the way, and concluding with a sample course design document and syllabus that illustrate the principles he propounds.

Outsmarting IQ

Author: David Perkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439105618
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since the turn of the century, the idea that intellectual capacity is fixed has been generally accepted. But increasingly, psychologists, educators, and others have come to challenge this premise. Outsmarting IQ reveals how earlier discoveries about IQ, together with recent research, show that intelligence is not genetically fixed. Intelligence can be taught. David Perkins, renowned for his research on thinking, learning, and education, identifies three distinct kinds of intelligence: the fixed neurological intelligence linked to IQ tests; the specialized knowledge and experience that individuals acquire over time; and reflective intelligence, the ability to become aware of one's mental habits and transcend limited patterns of thinking. Although all of these forms of intelligence function simultaneously, it is reflective intelligence, Perkins shows, that affords the best opportunity to amplify human intellect. This is the kind of intelligence that helps us to make wise personal decisions, solve challenging technical problems, find creative ideas, and learn complex topics in mathematics, the sciences, management, and other areas. It is the kind of intelligence most needed in an increasingly competitive and complicated world. Using his own pathbreaking research at Harvard and a rich array of other sources, Perkins paints a compelling picture of the skills and attitudes underlying learnable intelligence. He identifies typical pitfalls in multiple perspectives, and neglecting evidence. He reveals the underlying mechanisms of intelligent behavior. And he explores new frontiers in the development of intelligence in education, business, and other settings. This book will be of interest to people who have a personal or professional stake in increasing their intellectual skills, to those who look toward better education and a more thoughtful society, and not least to those who follow today's heated debates about the nature of intelligence.

Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results

Author: Debbie Craig
Publisher: Knowres Publishing
ISBN: 1869225171
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on the shift from training to learning to collaborative learning in the modern socially networked age. It also covers how to accelerate talent engagement, development and organisational change for Breakthrough Results. It outlines key principles, processes and tools to accelerate learning in organisations, using the latest research in Neuroscience and practical case studies which bring learning to life. The book covers paradigm shifts in learning; whole brain, whole person approaches to learning; creating learning cultures; and designing Accelerated Learning programmes which are relevant to individuals, business leaders and learning specialists. Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results covers the following topics, and ends with two case studies that will show how all of the various aspects of accelerated learning can be pulled together to create real, high impact learning for breakthrough results. PART 1: Paradigm Shift for Accelerated Learning PART 2: Whole Brain, Whole Person Approach to Learning PART 3: Creating a Learning Culture PART 4: Designing Accelerated Learning Programmes PART 5: Making it Real – Case Studies of Accelerated Learning The authors invite readers to engage with the topic, and accelerate their learning through various gamification mechanics and brain-break activities in the book and online. There is a rabbit warren of resources, tools and rewards available through opting in to an online process and ways of interacting with other readers and learners through social media. Contributing Authors: Natalie Cunningham, John Gatherer, Darryn van den Berg “In many ways this book reminded me of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline, which similarly inspired me a few years back. This book is very detailed, and discusses new approaches, techniques … and methods to achieve liberating yet learning-centred breakthrough results at individual, team and organisational level. Chief Human Resource Officers as well as their peers, and Chief Learning Officers and their associated practitioners, will all benefit from not just reading this very compelling text but studying and applying all its valuable lessons in their quest both to accelerate learning and achieve tangible results.” ~ Johan Ludike, Head of Talent Management, Yum University, Yum Brands Africa “Congratulations to Debbie and Kerryn, who have captured the essence of accelerated learning, a process which, particularly in a dynamic markets context, is so important to change the status quo, where so many people have potential for greatness but have often lacked opportunities and mentorship.” ~ Shaun Rozyn, Executive Director: Corporate Education, Gordon Institute of Business Science “What an amazing read – it is truly a book that keeps on giving! It stimulates thinking about accelerated learning and is full of modern and practical content, presented in an easily accessible and understandable manner. The gamification throughout the book places the reader in the milieu of an active learner through the experience of reading the book and accelerating one’s own learning.” ~ Liza Govender, Executive Manager: Talent, Transnet “Both Kerryn and Debbie bring their valuable practical lessons learnt, their passion for this subject, and their deep expertise in this field to us in a practical and useful manner. I have had the [good] fortune of working in organisations and in consulting for organisations in this field for over 20 years, and I wish I had had this book 20 years ago already!” ~ Lou-Anne Lubbe, previous MD, People & Organisation Talent, Accenture South Africa

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

King Arthur s Round Table

Author: David Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471237723
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Your organization functions and grows through conversations–face-to-face and electronic, from the mailroom to the boardroom. The quality of those conversations determines how smart your organization is. This revelatory book shows you how the Round Table of Arthurian legend can help foster collaboration and transform today’s world of business, nonprofits, and government. "When I want a group to work effectively, I turn immediately to my colleague of thirty-five years, David Perkins. This book is a distillation of his knowledge and wisdom." –Howard Gardner author of Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Intelligence Reframed "David Perkins applies his wit and inventive mind to create a fresh perspective on the world of collaboration in organizations. His archetypes and toolboxes offer valuable insights to anyone facing the challenges of collaborative problem solving." –David Straus author of How to Make Collaboration Work

Make It Stick

Author: Peter C. Brown
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674729013
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Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.