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Natural Learning for a Connected World

Education, Technology, and the Human Brain

Renate N. Caine Geoffrey Caine

256 pages
Teachers College Press
Why do video games fascinate kids so much that they will spend hours pursuing a difficult skill? Why don’t they apply this kind of intensity to their schoolwork? These questions are answered by the authors who pioneered brain/mind learning with the publication of Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain. In their new book, Natural Learning for a Connected World, Caine and Caine build a bridge to the future of education with a dynamic model of teaching that works for all grade levels and all cultural and ethnic groups. The authors’ education model, the Guided Experience Approach, is based on the scientific foundation of learning as a totally natural, continuous interaction between perception and action. This important book provides a practical, step-by-step description and successful examples from practice so that we can finally provide the learning environments essential for our children to thrive in the knowledge age. Book Features: Describes an approach for integrating technology into teaching that will help all students learn with greater depth and ease. Synthesizes research from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, biology, and education. Contrasts the ways in which video games are designed with the way students are taught in school, demonstrating traditional education’s inconsistencies with how the brain learns best.
Author Bio
Renate N. Caine is a codirector of the Caine Learning Center , the Director of Research and Professional Development of the Natural Learning Research Institute, and Professor Emerita of Education at California State University in San Bernardino (CSUSB). Geoffrey Caine is a codirector of the Caine Learning Center and Executive Director of the Natural Learning Research Institute .