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Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning.

The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry - curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure - devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.

©2018 West Virginia University Press (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Seamstress Fitzhugh
  • 18-11-2019

the most annoying whiney voice

this reader has the worst performance voice I have ever heard. I was so busy trying to get past HOW the words were said I could not absorb/enjoy WHAT was being said. it's clear this reader had no idea what the words he was saying meant - he emphasized the wrong words, took awkward pauses in sentences - all which proved to obfuscate the meaning of the text.

And then there is his whiney, sarcastic voice. It sounded like every sentence was not treated seriously.

I will not buy books featuring this reader again. He is terrible and needs to take voice acting classes. I'm guessing he's somebody's cousin and needed a job. Very unprofessional and hard to listen to.

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  • Ana M. Lopez
  • 21-11-2019

Great information but

I found the narrator’s tone nasal and plodding. The content of the book is useful for college faculty.

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