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Making Learning Whole : How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

ISBN: 9780470633717 | 0470633719
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: 9/28/2010

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New in Paperback! Make learning more meaningful by teaching the "whole game"

David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning and co-director of Harvard's Project Zero, introduces a practical and research based framework for teaching. He describes how teaching any subject at any level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the whole game, rather than isolated pieces of a discipline. Perkins explains how learning academic subjects should be approached like learning baseball or any game, and he demonstrates this with seven principles for making learning whole: from making the game worth playing (emphasizing the importance of motivation to sustained learning), to working on the hard parts (the importance of thoughtful practice), to learning how to learn (developing self-managed learners).

Vividly explains how to organize learning in ways that allow people to do important things with what they know

Offers guidelines for transforming education to prepare our youth for success in a rapidly changing world

Filled with real world, illustrative examples of the seven principles

At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes "Wonders of Learning," a summary of the key ideas.

David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning, introduces a new, practical, and research based framework for teaching. Using learning the game of baseball as a metaphor, Perkins illustrates how teaching any subject at any grade level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the "whole game," rather than isolated pieces of a discipline.

Praise for Making Learning Whole

"David Perkins is one of the great teachers of our time. In this insight-filled book, you can learn how he achieves his educational goals and how you can achieve yours as well."-Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; author, Five Minds for the Future

"An instant classic! Making Learning Whole will be used for decades by those interested in a framework for making classrooms better places for learning."-Gary S. Stager, Ph.D., executive director, The Constructivist Consortium

"A must-read for those serious about transforming education to prepare our youth for success in a rapidly changing world."-Dr. Jayne H. Mohr, associate superintendent, Traverse City (Michigan) Area Public Schools

"David Perkins goes straight to the heart of the matter. Every educator should read this book, and so should policymakers whose work influences whether and how we can finally make school learning whole."-Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University



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