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And What Do You Mean by Learning?

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One of America's original thinkers about public education, Seymour Sarason poses the crucial question for all educators-""What do you mean by learning?" "Learning" is the word most used in educational literature and yet educators have great difficulty in defining it. Sarason demonstrates that the lack of clarity about the concept of learning is at the root of the disappoin ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published January 12th 2004 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Susan
Jul 28, 2007 Susan rated it really liked it
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"The title of this book is not a rhetorical device intended to capture the attention of readers. It is explicitly intended to suggest that like most everyone else (including me) you use or have used the word or concept of learning in grossly simplistic ways, unaware and unable even to entertain the possibility that what you say you mean is part, a large part, of the problem and in no way a solution to the improvement of school learning." (p. 25 para. 2)

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Kim
May 30, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing
"Unless, and until, on the basis of careful studies and careful evidence we gain clarity and consensus of the distinguishing features of classroom contexts of productive and unproductive learning, the improvement of schooling and its outcomes is doomed." [11 years later, we have Thoughtful Classroom, which does an exceptional job of doing just that.]

"Learning is a process that occurs in an interpersonal context and is dynamically comprised of factors whose strength is never zero. Those factors h
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Seymour Bernard Sarason was Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught from 1945 to 1989. He is the author of over forty books and is considered to be one of the most significant researchers in education and educational psychology in the United States. The primary focus of his work was on education reform in the United States. In the 1950s he and George Mandler initiated ...more
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