How People Learn

Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

How People Learn

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Related resources linked to key statements in the book.

Part I - Introduction

1 Learning: From Speculation to Science 3

Part II - Learners and Learning

2 How Experts Differ from Novices 31
3 Learning and Transfer 51
4 How Children Learn 79
5 Mind and Brain 114

Part III - Teachers and Teaching

6 The Design of Learning Environments 131
7 Effective Teaching: Examples in History, Mathematics, and Science 155
8 Teacher Learning 190
9 Technology to Support Learning 206

Part IV - Future Directions for the Science of Learning

10 Conclusions 233
11 Next Steps for Research 248