Making Learning Whole

How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

By David N. Perkins
Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780470633717, 252pp.

Publication Date: September 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.




About the Author
David N. Perkins is Co-director of Project Zero, Associate of the Educational Technology Center, and Senior Research Associate, all at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Judah L. Schwartz is Professor of Engineering Science and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Professor of Education and Co-director at the Educational Technology Center at Harvard.Martha Stone Wiske is Co-director of the Educational Technology Center, Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, and Lecturer at Harvard.Mary Maxwell West is Senior Research Associate in the Program Evaluation & Research Group at Lesley College.
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