Transforming Learning Through Tangible Instruction: The Case for Thinking With Things

Author:   Sarah Kuhn
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780367652708


Pages:   188
Publication Date:   13 July 2021
Format:   Hardback
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Transforming Learning Through Tangible Instruction: The Case for Thinking With Things


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Transforming Learning Through Tangible Instruction offers a transformative, student-centered approach to higher education pedagogy that integrates embodied cognition into classroom practice. Evidence across disciplines makes clear that people learn with their bodies as well as their brains, but no previous book has provided evidence-based guidance for adopting and refining its practice in colleges and universities. Collecting findings from cognitive science, educational neuroscience, learning theories, and beyond, this volume's unique approach-radical yet practical, effective yet low-cost-will have profound implications for higher education faculty and administrators engaged in teaching and learning. Seven concise chapters explore how physical objects, hands-on making, active construction, and other elements of body and environment can enhance comprehension, memory, and individual and collaborative learning.

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Author:   Sarah Kuhn
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.531kg
ISBN:  

9780367652708


ISBN 10:   0367652706
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   13 July 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Unnatural Acts: The problem with what we do now Interlude A: The Crocheted Hyperbolic Plane Chapter 2. The Embodied Learner: Thinking with the whole self Interlude B: Molecular Models Chapter 3. Thinking With Things Interlude C: Diagrams Chapter 4. How Things Shape Our Thinking Interlude D: Qualitative Research Software Chapter 5. Abstraction Reconsidered Interlude E. Designing the Future World Chapter 6. Embodiment Revisited Interlude F: The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Design Chapter 7. A Vibrant Learning Ecosystem

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Sarah Kuhn is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. Before beginning her thirty-year teaching career, she received a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Social Psychology from Harvard University. She is the author of numerous articles, including several on aspects of learning with things in interdisciplinary, studio-based, and community settings.

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