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How the Brain Learns

How the Brain Learns

Fourth Edition
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August 2011 | 336 pages | Corwin

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One major development since the third edition of this text is the birth of a new academic discipline. Called educational neuroscience or mind, brain, and education science, this field explores how research findings from neuroscience, education, and psychology can inform our understandings about teaching and learning, and whether they have implications for educational practice. This new edition includes updated information on memory systems, especially the changes in working memory capacity; new research findings on how the explosion of technology may be affecting the brain; new information on brain organization and learning, and revised sections on hemispheric specialization;ánew research on how learning the arts enhances cognitive processing and creativity; an expanded Resources section that includes more Internet sites selected for their reliable information on the brain; and more than 150 new oráupdated references, most of which are primary sources for those who wish to explore the actual research studies. This book opens the door to educational neuroscience in the hopes that educators will experience the joy of seeing more students reach their full potential.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
About the Author
1. Basic Brain Facts
2. How the Brain Processes Information
3. Memory, Retention, and Learning
4. The Power of Transfer
5. Brain Organization and Learning
6. The Brain and the Arts
7. Thinking Skills and Learning
8. Putting It All Together


Instructor Teaching Site
The site features study guides, handouts and original video.

“I have found this book to be quite useful for doctoral-level students who are just beginning to read, examine, and comprehend brain research. It is a wonderful first step to exploring the fascinating world of brain-compatible teaching and learning!”

Marjorie Hall Haley, Professor of Education
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

“Dr. Sousa does a wonderful job of interpreting the research and using what is known about how the brain learns to provide teachers with effective strategies for the classroom.”

Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Schools, Marcus, IA

We are currently working on finalizing the course

Dr Teresa Cowan
Health Sciences, Baker College Of Auburn Hills
February 5, 2016

Introduces new and relevant concepts to students to discover new explanations for phenomena.

Dr Gregory Dern
ncrp, California State University - Dominguez Hills
February 7, 2013

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David Anthony Sousa

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... More About Author

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