HPL II – Chapter 7 – Implications for Learning in School

In chapter 7 the authors examined how learning in school would be impacted by the points discussed earlier in the book. Some of the most outstanding points are summarized in quotes below that focus on the experience of school for different students. “School is a cross cultural experience” (p. 136) “A key dimension of creating […]

HPL II – Chapter 6 – Motivation to Learn

Motivation changes. “Motivation is also increasingly viewed as an emergent phenomenon, meaning it can develop over time and change as a result of one’s experiences with learning and other circumstances” (p.111). This makes it a challenging concept to pin down to a neat set of bulleted points to follow. However, it does not mean that […]

HPL II – Ch 5 – Knowledge and Reasoning

This is the third in a series of posts examining the new text How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures a companion to How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School. In this post I share my reaction to chapter 4: Processes that Support Learning. Iterative knowledge building, learning and knowledge-related biases, and the […]

Vulnerability, messy learning & research — How can we be better?

A synopsis of chapter 8 “Teacher Learning” of How People Learn. This chapter of How People Learn (HPL) focused on ways that teachers continue to learn once they are in their own classroom and how those compare to what we know about how people learn. The authors categorized the opportunities for learning for practicing teachers […]

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