Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom (Unabridged)


Written By: Daniel T. Willingham

Written By: Paul Costanzo

Length:6 hours and 51 minutes

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Children are naturally inquisitive, however when it comes to school, it appears like their heads are turned off. Why is it that they could recall the smallest elements from their preferred television plans, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history evaluation? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has concentrated his acclaimed study in the biological and cognitive foundation of education and has a profound comprehension of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers. This publication will help teachers boost their practice by explaining how they and their pupils think and study - showing the need for narrative, emotion, memory, circumstance, and routine in building knowledge and producing continuing learning encounters.

In this breakthrough book, Willingham has distilled his understanding of cognitive science into a set of nine principles which are easy to comprehend and have clear uses for the schoolroom. Some examples of his astonishing findings are:

"Learning fashions" do not exist. The procedures by which distinct kids believe and discover are more similar than distinct. ! Intelligence is malleable. Intelligence contributes to school performance and kids do vary, but intelligence can be raised through continual effort. ! You can not develop "thinking skills" in the absence of facts. We support students to feel critically, perhaps not just memorize facts. However, thinking skills depend on factual knowledge for their operation. Why Don't Students Like School is a fundamental primer for each teacher who would like to know how their brains and their students' minds work and how that information can help them hone their training skills.