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Educational Research and Innovation
The Nature of Learning
Using Research to Inspire Practice
Edited by Hanna Dumont, David Istance, Francisco Benavides. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  20 Sep 2010
Pages: 340 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264086470 , OECD Code: 962010101P1
Price:   €39 | $54 | £35 | ¥5000 | MXN700 , Standard shipping included!
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Other languages:  Japanese (Distributed by another publisher) Polish (Distributed by another publisher) Slovenian (Available) French (Available (Print on Demand))
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Imprint:  Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


What do we know about how people learn? How do young people’s motivations and emotions influence their learning? What does research show to be the benefits of group work, formative assessments, technology applications, or project-based learning and when are they most effective?  How is learning affected by family background? These are among the questions addressed for the OECD by leading researchers from North America and Europe. This book brings together the lessons of research on both the nature of learning and different educational applications, and it summarises these as seven key concluding principles.  

Among the contributors are Brigid Barron, Monique Boekaerts, Erik de Corte, Linda Darling-Hammond, Kurt Fischer, Andrew Furco, Richard Mayer, Lauren Resnick, Barbara Schneider, Robert Slavin, James Spillane, Elsbeth Stern and Dylan Wiliam.

The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice is essential reading for all those interested in knowing what research has to say about how to optimise learning in classrooms, schools and other settings. It aims, first and foremost, to inform practice and educational reform. It will be of particular interest to teachers, education leaders, teacher educators, advisors and decision makers, as well as the research community

Table of contents:
Executive summary
Chapter 1. Analysing and designing learning environments for the 21st century by Hanna Dumont and David Istance
Chapter 2. Historical developments in the understanding of learning by Erik de Corte
Chapter 3. The cognitive perspective on learning: ten cornerstone findings by Michael Schneider and Elsbeth Stern
Chapter 4. The crucial role of motivation and emotion in classroom learning by Monique Boekaerts
Chapter 5. Learning from the developmental and biological perspective by Christina Hinton and Kurt W. Fischer
Chapter 6. The role of formative assessment in effective learning environments by Dylan Wiliam
Chapter 7. Co-operative learning: what makes group-work work? by Robert E. Slavin
Chapter 8. Learning with technology by Richard E. Mayer
Chapter 9. Prospects and challenges for inquiry-based approaches to learning by Brigid Barron and Linda Darling-Hammond
Chapter 10. The community as a resource for learning - an analysis of academic service-learning in primary and secondary education by Andrew Furco
Chapter 11. The effects of family on children’s learning and socialisation by Barbara Schneider, Venessa Keesler and Larissa Morlock
Chapter 12. Implementing innovation: from visionary models to everyday practice by Lauren B. Resnick, James P. Spillane, Pam Goldman and Elizabeth S. Rangel
Chapter 13. Future directions for learning environments in the 21st century by David Istance and Hanna Dumont

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