AWARD WINNER: 2016 BEST BOOK AWARDS EDUCATION/ACADEMIC
Technology is transforming the human brain. Students are engaging with new information in different ways, so educators must shift their instructional practice accordingly. In Engaging the Rewired Brain, bestselling educational neuroscience author Dr. David A. Sousa looks at how technology changes the way young people's brains function and how educators can adapt instruction to keep them motivated to learn.
With a glossary of terms and a resources section to connect educators with supplemental materials and information, this book is a must-have for anyone striving to understand technology's impact on the young brain and to prepare today's learners for an increasingly advanced future.
Leading education authority Dylan Wiliam explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps to increase student achievement. He also presents compelling research about changes in classroom practice that are likely to increase learning, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, group leadership's role in ensuring productive collaboration, and integrating formative assessment into teacher evaluation.
A touching parable that inspires educators to tackle rigorous new standards with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. The book includes the SOAR (Students' Opportunities for Achieving Rigor) Rubric, a companion tool to standards-based lesson plans. The rubric drills down the differences between traditional (old economy), student-centered, and real-world applied (new economy) techniques for gathering student evidence.
A comprehensive, highly accessible introduction to arts-based research (ABR), this widely used text provides a practical guide for researchers who want to uncover information that traditional methods cannot capture. Patricia Leavy addresses all eight major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Following a consistent format, chapters review how each genre developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe sample studies. An exemplary research article or online video link demonstrates each set of techniques in practice.
New to This Edition:
Covers two additional ABR genres: fiction-based research and film.
Chapter on the criteria for evaluating ABR studies.
Most end-of-chapter exemplars are new; plus links to online exemplars added for ABR performance studies.
Chapters restructured to follow a consistent format.
Implications for creative arts therapies are addressed throughout.
Increased attention to public scholarship and audience issues.
Expanded discussions of ABR as a paradigm, playbuilding, and technology.
Checklists of issues to consider when deciding how to use a particular method.
Discussion questions and activities that can be worked on in class or assigned.
Annotated lists of suggested readings and websites, including links to online performance pieces.
Instructive research examples from multiple disciplines.
Flexibly organized so that chapters can be read independently or in sequence.