Archive for December, 2015

BookTalk at BSC 2016


eBook of the Week

At BSC, we’re in the business of education.  Teaching and learning are our bread & butter.  But how does learning happen?  How do we remember what we learn?  Is there a best place or way to study?  If you’re interested in learning about learning, this book is for you.

How we learnHow We Learn: the Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey

“In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming … The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage.” — Publisher description

Check it out!  eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)