How We Learn

How We Learn

The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Book - 2014
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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 that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning 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.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 2014
ISBN: 9780812993882
Characteristics: xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jun 23, 2016

A refreshing look at learning strategies that are supposed to make learning more efficient and less of a chore. I will definitely give some of these techniques a try and it felt good to get confirmation on some learning techniques that have always felt instinctively right or wrong.

Dec 08, 2014

This isn't a bad book, but not a great one, it is an OK book. If you were doing a field survey, I would suggest including this one. For a great, awesome and fantastic book on this subject, Prof. Barbara Oakley's book, A Mind For Numbers is the one to read!


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