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Title:
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Author:
Carey, Benedict, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2014]
Physical Description:
xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780812993882

9780812984293
Format :
Book

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