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Paul A. Kirschner
Casper D. Hulshof
Pedro de Bruyckere
Urban Myths about Learning and Education
Paul A. Kirschner/ Casper D. Hulshof /Pedro de Bruyckere
Many things people commonly believe to be true about education are not supported by scientific evidence. Urban Myths about Learning and Education examines commonly held incorrect beliefs and then provides the truth of what research has shown. Each chapter examines a different myth, with sections on learning, the brain, technology, and educational policy. A final section discusses why these myths are so persistent. Written in an engaging style, the book separates fact from fiction regarding learning and education.
Recognize any of these myths?
People have different styles of learning
Boys are naturally better at mathematics than girls
We only use 10% of our brains
The left half of the brain is analytical, the right half is creative
Men have a different kind of brain from women
We can learn while we are asleep
Babies become smarter if they listen to classical music
These myths and more are systematically debunked, with useful correct information about the topic in question.