Schools for Thought: A Science of Learning in the Classroom

Paperback | August 22, 1994

byJohn T. Bruer

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Schools for Thought provides a straightforward, general introduction to cognitive research and illustrates its importance for educational change. Using classroom examples, John Bruer shows how applying cognitive research can dramatically improve students' transitions from lower-level rote skills to advanced proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, and science.

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We cannot begin to seriously think about improving our schools until we base classroom practice on what science tells us about teaching and learning. John Bruer's book makes the findings of cognitive research accessible and shows us how its application in the classroom can help children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, ...

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Schools for Thought provides a straightforward, general introduction to cognitive research and illustrates its importance for educational change. Using classroom examples, John Bruer shows how applying cognitive research can dramatically improve students' transitions from lower-level rote skills to advanced proficiency in reading, wri...

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We cannot begin to seriously think about improving our schools until we base classroom practice on what science tells us about teaching and learning. John Bruer's book makes the findings of cognitive research accessible and shows us how its application in the classroom can help children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 22, 1994Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262521962

ISBN - 13:9780262521963

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We cannot begin to seriously think about improving our schools until we base classroom practice on what science tells us about teaching and learning. John Bruer's book makes the findings of cognitive research accessible and shows us how its application in the classroom can help children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, develop better learning skills. These innovative ideas have garnered several awards and an overwhelming response from teachers across the nation.

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John Bruer's Schools for Thought is an excellent book. I found it unfailingly clear and readable. I know of no books that survey a coherent set of educational interventions from the perspective of cognitive studies. There is without question a need for book like this.