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nap.edu/catalog/25182

The U.S. National Academies Press has released a number of freely downloadable reference works of interest to physics and STEM educations. First, the very influential 2002 NAS work How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition has been followed up by a new How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures. HPL I was widely used in preservice STEM teacher preparation at my institution and I expect the new HPL II will be as well. The book is not intended to guide immediate answers to specific dilemmas, but to guide research and practice. Specific chapters include discussions of culture, biology and context, learning and brain development, learning processes, knowledge and reasoning, motivation, implications, digital technologies, learning across the lifespan, and research agenda. An important read if you plan to write an NSF proposal.

English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, edited...

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