Changing Minds and Brains—The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein

Higher Thinking and Cognition Through Mediated Learning
Author: Reuven Feuerstein,Louis Falik,Refael S. Feuerstein
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773530
Category: Education
Page: 222
View: 9537
Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists’ groundbreaking findings on brain plasticiy, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorized it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students, even those with Down syndrome and other learning disabilities. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments, and dynamic assessment are used in urban districts in the United States and around the world to raise student achievement, success levels, and self-regulation. In this final work, Feuerstein provides a first-person reflective narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE) past and present, including stories, new insights, observations, and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability. Featuring both educational and clinical case examples, it offers a more detailed picture of the practical applications than any other publication to date. Those familiar with Feuerstein’s methods will find this book an important resource in deepening their knowledge. It is also essential reading for all educators looking for approaches that promote thinking skills that improve educational outcomes for diverse learners. Book Features: Provides stories of Feuerstein’s inspirational journey as a teacher and learner, often working with special needs children and youth. Relates mediated learning to contemporary learning environments Explores theory and research on whether spiritual and behavioral practices change the brain. Includes chapters devoted to questioning techniques and the effects of modern media access to the development of thinking skills. “Reuven Feuerstein’s concepts will continue to enrich cognitive developmental thinking and research and to bring a richer, fuller cognitive development to children, youth, and adults around the world.” —From the Foreword by H. Carl Haywood, Vanderbilt University “Educators who are devoted to enhancing the intellectual functioning of learners need this book. The principles, skills, and strategies of Mediated Learning should become a prerequisite for all teachers. Reuven Feuerstein has made the world a more thoughtful place.” —Arthur L. Costa, professor emeritus, California State University and co-founder, Institute for Habits of Mind International

Frameworks for Discursive Actions and Practices of the Law

Author: Girolamo Tessuto,Vijay K. Bhatia,Jan Engberg
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527525813
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 478
View: 2147
This volume provides descriptive and interpretive insights into the ‘living’ usage of language and other semiotic modes in building and performing the law across academic, professional and institutional contexts, where issues arise from the meaning and function of legal texts, discourse and genre in constituting and enabling conventions, albeit dynamically, and account for the socially and (inter)culturally influenced forms of discursive actions and practices. The twenty contributions included here weave significant contexts and situations for legal discourse and practice into a tight thread, and justify selected topic areas through a variety of approaches, frameworks, methodologies, and procedures. As such, this publication is multidimensional and multiperspectival in its design and implementation of key issues confronting discursive actions and practices of the law, and provides an invaluable resource for academics in a wider range of disciplines, including linguistics, applied linguistics and communication studies. It will also be of interest to students of interdisciplinary discourse analysis.

How (not) to train the brain

Enhancing what's between your ears with (and without) science
Author: Amir Raz,Sheida Rabipour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192506811
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
View: 7033
Brain training is all the rage. Commercial and clinical initiatives capitalize on trailblazing interdisciplinary research that spans domains such as education, psychological and brain science, cognitive remediation, and mental health. Promotional materials boast that we can learn to think and respond faster, focus better, and control our emotions; companies and authors market techniques to boost memory, increase confidence, and overcome cognitive impairments. 'How (not) to Train the Brain' examines the field of cognitive fitness and scrutinizes the scientific evidence in support of brain training techniques. With the potential to affect millions this topic is important for scientists, practitioners, educators, and the general public. While many a consumer often marvels at this highly commercialized field, discerning fact from fad becomes a challenge given the abundance of products, publications, and contexts. Moreover, available products prey on the naivety of individuals unfamiliar with the nuanced field of neuroscience, advertising programs that lack scientific validation or presenting unfounded arguments. In this book, the authors review data from hundreds of articles and provide an overarching account of the field, separating scientific evidence from publicity myth and guiding readers through how they should - and should not - train the brain. They describe existing techniques, including those rooted in scientific research, and survey methods that purport to yield measurable improvements. Intended for a wide audience, this book taps a timely topic by highlighting the most salient approaches to boosting brain function while identifying those that don't seem to work.

The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development

Author: James P. Lantolf,Matthew E. Poehner,Merrill Swain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317229894
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 594
View: 6837
The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development is the first comprehensive overview of the field of sociocultural second language acquisition (SLA). In 35 chapters, each written by an expert in the area, this book offers perspectives on both the theoretical and practical sides of the field. This Handbook covers a broad range of topics, divided into several major sections, including: concepts and principles as related to second language development; concept-based instruction; dynamic assessment and other assessment based on sociocultural theory (SCT); literacy and content-based language teaching; bilingual/multilingual education; SCT and technology; and teacher education. This is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in the areas of SLA and second language development.

El aprendizaje basado en el pensamiento

cómo desarrollar en los alumnos las competencias del siglo XXI
Author: Robert J. Swartz,Arthur L. Costa,Barry K. Beyer,Reagan Rebecca,Bena Kallick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788467556124
Page: 285
View: 6040

Arriba, Abajo y Alrededor

Author: Katherine Ayres
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763670566
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2396
Un jardin produce una variedad de plantas comestibles, como el maiz que crece para arriba, las cebollas que crecen hacia abajo, y las de tomates que guita todo.

Cómo estimular día a día la inteligencia de tu hijo

Author: Nessia Laniado
Publisher: Obelisco
ISBN: 9788497774055
Category: Education
Page: 171
View: 1045
En este libro se exponen de manera didctica las condiciones que el clebre profesor Reuven Feuerstein conocido en todo el mundo por haber demostrado que es posible ensear la inteligencia considera fundamentales a fin de que un nio adquiera flexibilidad mental, necesaria para afrontar los retos de un mundo sin seguridades, como es el mundo actual. La flexibilidad mental se compone tanto de capacidad de atencin, lenguaje, pensamiento lgico y simblico, como de fuerza creadora, conciencia del recuerdo y actitud para la bsqueda.

Nuevas inteligencias, nuevos aprendizajes

Inteligencia compuesta, expandible, práctica, intuitiva, distributiva, social, estratégica, ética
Author: Bill Lucas,Guy Claxton
Publisher: Narcea Ediciones
ISBN: 8427719558
Category: Education
Page: 196
View: 8697
La ciencia del siglo XXI, en especial la neurociencia, afirma que la inteligencia se expande y que lo hace de muy distintas maneras; frente a las escuelas del siglo XX que daban por sentado que la inteligencia era, en gran medida, un atributo fijo. "Nuevas inteligencias, nuevos aprendizajes" sostiene que este cambio en nuestra forma de entender la mente de niños y jóvenes, conlleva un sinfín de posibilidades para la educación, que aún están por explorar. Esta nueva forma de entender la inteligencia implica nuevas formas de enseñar que faciliten nuevas formas de aprender, de tal manera que el alumno pueda sacar mayor partido a sus capacidades. Para ello, cada capítulo presenta ejemplos prácticos, herramientas y estrategias acerca de los distintos modos en que cada nueva inteligencia puede ser incorporada al trabajo del profesor y al aprendizaje de sus estudiantes. "Nuevas inteligencias, nuevos aprendizajes", un libro que reúne por primera vez las corrientes principales de la investigación en torno a la inteligencia, explicándolas de un modo sencillo y práctico. Presenta un contenido accesible dirigido a un público amplio formado por todo tipo de educadores: maestros, profesores, padres, y toda aquella persona interesada en saber más sobre su propia inteligencia.

El derecho a ser inteligente

Author: Luis Alberto Machado
Publisher: N.A
Category: Educational psychology
Page: 97
View: 8317

Aprendizaje e Instrucción

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Alianza Editorial
ISBN: 8420688991
Category: Psychology
Page: 816
View: 4366
¿Cómo aprenden las personas? ¿Cómo podemos facilitar su aprendizaje de tal forma que les permita usar lo ya aprendido para resolver nuevos problemas que no habían visto antes? Estas preguntas en apariencia simples, han preocupado a los educadores e investigadores desde hace más de 100 años y en años recientes se han producido avances significativos en el intento de responderlas. En los últimos veinticinco años se ha incrementado la investigación la investigación en educación dando lugar a importantes avances en nuestro entendimiento del aprendizaje escolar. Los dos descubrimientos importantes están en la psicología del sujeto (cómo los alumnos aprenden temas escolares como leer, escribir, matemáticas, ciencias o historia) y los procesos cognitivos (cómo ayudar a los alumnos a usar procesos cognitivos para tareas académicas específicas como sintetizar el tema de un texto e identificar la información necesaria y superflua en un problema aritmético). Este texto es apropiado para cursos de educación o psicología centrados en el aprendizaje y la instrucción. Sus campos de trabajo han sido la psicología cognitiva, analizar cómo aprenden las personas y cómo se puede ayudar a las personas a aprender.

The Illusion of Education

How School Designs the Ability of the Citizen
Author: Roy Andersen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992856069
Category: Education
Page: 252
View: 5735
The Illusion of Education explains why we do not teach children how to think in school, and what the consequences would be to the child and society if we did. The first of four books, it explains why and how schools need to change in the ways they teach, because the world our children will grow up in will be very different to the one we know.

Cuentos para pensar

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788497772099
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 1642

Asq: Se-2 in Spanish Starter Kit

Author: Jane Squires,Diane Bricker,Kimberly Murphy,Elizabeth Twombly,Robert Hoselton, B.S.,Jill Dolata, M.A., CCC-SLP,Suzanne Yockelson, PH.D.,Maura Schoen Davis, PH.D.,Younghee Kim, PH.D.
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598579628
Category: Education
Page: 354
View: 5781
Watch the ASQ: SE-2 webinar series! Everything you need to start screening children from Spanish-speaking families with ASQ: SE-2, this Spanish Starter Kit includes a box of 9 photocopiable print masters of the Spanish questionnaires and scoring sheets, a CD-ROM with printable PDF Spanish questionnaires, the ASQ: SE-2 User's Guide in English with all key letters, forms, handouts, and forms in Spanish, and a FREE ASQ: SE-2 Quick Start Guide in Spanish. What's New in ASQ: SE-2 ASQ: SE-2 questionnaires are better than ever, with helpful new features like: New 2 month questionnaire: Reliably screen and start monitoring children as young as 1 month, so critical interventions can start earlier. Screen through kindergarten: Now you can screen children from 1 72 months with no gaps, so you can use ASQ: SE-2 through kindergarten and the transition to school. New behavior and communication items designed to elicit parent concerns that may point to autism and early communication issues. New data and cutoffs: ASQ: SE-2 is based on updated research and a large sample size of more than 14,000 diverse children. New monitoring zone that clearly identifies children who are close to the cutoff and should be monitored and rescreened. Updated Spanish translation vetted by Spanish language experts Sturdy, convenient new box with a handle for easy portability. The Spanish Starter Kit part of the ASQ: SE-2 screening system. ASQ: SE-2 is the NEW edition of the bestselling screener trusted to uncover possible social-emotional issues as early as possible during the crucial first 6 years of life. The 9 age-appropriate ASQ: SE-2 questionnaires effectively screen 7 key developmental areas: self-regulation, compliance, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, social-communication, and interaction with people. Convenient, easy online completion and management for ASQ: SE-2 questionnaires are both available with the purchase of ASQ Online. Learn more about ASQ: SE-2 and its companion developmental screener, ASQ-3 the valid, reliable, and trusted tool for screening children during the crucial first 51/2 years of life."

Dentro de mi imaginación

Author: Marta Arteaga
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
ISBN: 8415619286
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 4543
Todos tenemos una puerta con la que podemos acceder a nuestra imaginación... ¿Te atreves a participar en el mas maravilloso viaje a tu interior? This story, for children and adults alike, invites us to open the doors of our imagination and to discover the way it works. What lies there? Lexile Level: 700L

Libertad, fortuna, mentira y traición

ensayos sobre la vida cotidiana
Author: Leszek Kolakowski
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 9788449310249
Category: Philosophy
Page: 108
View: 3541
El presente libro de Leszek Kolakowski es una apasionante mezcla de erudicion, inteligencia, elegancia expositiva y una capacidad poco comun en el mundo intelectual contemporaneo: la de insuflar vida tanto a temas tradicionales de la actividad especulativa como a otros que parecian ya superados o, en su defecto, no demasiado proclives a ella. Se trata, sin duda, de una de sus mejores obras. Y lo es porque recurre a formatos aparentemente simples que, en sus manos, se convierten en reflexiones densas y sugerentes. De este modo, el poder y la fama, la igualdad y la mentira, la tolerancia y el viaje, la virtud y la responsabilidad colectiva, la fortuna y la traicion, la violencia y el aburrimiento, la libertad y la lujuria, Dios y la naturaleza, la supersticion y los estereotipos nacionales, adquieren resonancias poco habituales, se transforman en temas que se entrecruzan y se iluminan unos a otros y, en fin, alcanzan una estatura filosofica que muestra un inmenso respeto hacia el lector al inscribirlo en el marco del pensamiento actual mas complejo y, a la vez, hacerlo con sencillez y transparencia, sin trampas retoricas de ningun tipo.

La filosofía en el aula

Author: Matthew Lipman,A. M. Sharp
Publisher: Ediciones de la Torre
ISBN: 9788479603113
Category: Education
Page: 380
View: 7957
Esta edición habla del aprendizaje y desarrollo de los niños y de su incorporación a la vida adulta. parece que todos hemos llegado al convencimiento de que la tarea fundamental de los niños en el sistema educativo es aprender a pensar, a lo que se podría añadir aprender a aprender.

Inteligencias múltiples

La teoría en la práctica
Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 844933120X
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
View: 7395
Sin duda alguna, la teoría de las «inteligencias múltiples» de Howard Gardner revolucionó el mundo de la educación y de la psicología en las postrimerías del siglo XX, y atrajo a innumerables educadores, padres e investigadores interesados por el papel del individuo en este proceso. El presente libro ofrece una especie de síntesis de toda esta labor con el objetivo de que resulte accesible para todo tipo de lectores.