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How we learn [electronic resource] : The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens. Benedict Carey.

Carey, Benedict. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780812993899 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today--and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We're told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. 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? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3576 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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