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Many things people commonly believe to be true about education are not supported by scientific evidence. Urban Myths about Learning and Education examines commonly held incorrect beliefs and then provides the truth of what research has shown. Each chapter examines a different myth, with sections on learning, the brain, technology, and educational policy. A final section discusses why these myths are so persistent. Written in an engaging style, the book separates fact from fiction regarding learning and education.
Recognize any of these myths?
People have different styles of learningBoys are naturally better at mathematics than girlsWe only use 10% of our brainsThe left half of the brain is analytical, the right half is creativeMen have a different kind of brain from womenWe can learn while we are asleepBabies become smarter if they listen to classical music
These myths and more are systematically debunked, with useful correct information about the topic in question.
Debunks common myths about learning and educationProvides empirical research on the facts relating to the mythsUtilizes light-hearted, approachable language for easy reading