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3. Building on What We Know - Cognitive Processing

Web-based readings

All Kinds of Minds. (n.d.). Our perspective: The approach. Retrieved September 11, 2002.


Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds.). (2000). How experts differ from novices (Chapter 2). In How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds.). (2000). Mind and brain (Chapter 5). In How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
D'Arcangelo, M. (1998, November). The brains behind the brain. Educational Leadership, 56(3). Retrieved 1/12/03.
Five authors of recent books about brain research identify what they regard as the most important implications of recent findings in neuroscience and how these ideas can translate to the classroom.

Greeno, J.G. & Hall, R.P. (1997, January). Practicing representation: Learning with and about representational forms. Phi Delta Kappan, 78(5). Retrieved 8/27/01, from >http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kgreeno.htm

This article describes how knowledge can be represented inside and outside of the classroom.

LD basics, link on the National Center for Learning Disabilities Web site. Retrieved September 11, 2002.


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Learning Science Institute
The Learning Science Institute is a basic and applied research organization that focuses on how people learn, with a special focus on how learning can be enhanced through new uses of technology and through innovative teaching practices.

The Learning Research and Development Center – Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Phone: 412-624-7020
LRDC is a multidisciplinary research center whose mission is to understand and improve learning by children and adults in the organizational settings in which they live and work: schools, museums and other informal learning environments, and workplaces.

The Thinking Classroom
Developed as part of the Active Learning Practice for School site and Harvard Project Zero, the Thinking Classroom Web site offers resources for teachers about how to teach critical and creative thinking in the classroom.

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