Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Research Council: How People Learn

Ever wonder what is the best environment for boosting learning?

One report that comes up again and again that answers this question is the National Research Council's seminal report called How People Learn. The book is free and its covers a ton of research on how children and adults learn. My favorite message of the text is its emphasis on balancing the acquisition of facts and developing deeper understandings that equip learners with transferable knowledge. If you are a teacher, administrator, or an education developer this is a must read.