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How we learn

the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens

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An edition of How we learn (2014)

How we learn

the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens

First edition.
  • 4.00 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 34 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 10 Have read

From an early age, we are told that restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Learning is all self-discipline, so we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? Here, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we all learn quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore.--From publisher description.

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Random House
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2014, Penguin Random House
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Table of Contents

Broaden the margins
Basic theory. The story maker : the biology of memory ; The power of forgetting : a new theory of learning
Retention. Breaking good habits : the effect of context on learning ; Spacing out : the advantage of breaking up study time ; The hidden value of ignorance : the many dimensions of testing
Problem solving. The upside of distraction : the role of incubation in problem solving ; Quitting before you're ahead : the accumulating gifts of percolation ; Being mixed up : interleaving as an aid to comprehension
Tapping the subconscious. Learning without thinking : harnessing perceptual discrimination ; You snooze, you win : the consolidating role of sleep
The foraging brain
Appendix. Eleven essential questions.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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2014

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Dewey Decimal Class
153.1/5
Library of Congress
BF318 .C366 2014, BF318.C366 2014

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xvi, 254 pages :
Number of pages
254

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Open Library
OL26344570M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0812993888
ISBN 13
9780812993882
LCCN
2013049850
OCLC/WorldCat
868225035

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