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Urban Myths about Learning and Education

1st Edition - March 4, 2015

Authors: Pedro De Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, Casper D. Hulshof

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 1 5 3 7 - 7
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 1 7 3 1 - 9

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 incorre… Read more

Urban Myths about Learning and Education

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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.