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The Nature of Learning

Using Research to Inspire Practice

Cover: The nature of learningWhat do we know about how people learn? How do young people’s motivations and emotions influence their learning? What does research show to be the benefits of group work, formative assessments, technology applications, or project-based learning and when are they most effective?  How is learning affected by family background? These are among the questions addressed for the OECD by leading researchers from North America and Europe. This book brings together the lessons of research on both the nature of learning and different educational applications, and it summarises these as seven key concluding principles.  

The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice is essential reading for all those interested in knowing what research has to say about how to optimise learning in classrooms, schools and other settings. It aims, first and foremost, to inform practice and educational reform. The book will be of particular interest to teachers, education leaders, teacher educators, advisors and decision makers, as well as the research community.

It is now available in German: Dumont, H., Istance, D. & Benavides, F. (Hrsg.). (2015). Weinheim: Beltz.

last modified Apr 21, 2017