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How People Learn (summary of chapters 1-3)

Below is a summary of the first three chapters from a very influential book in the field of educational psychology that, although published in 2000, remains an invaluable reference on the scientific foundations of learning, especially in schools: How People Learn

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Experts and novices solve problems differently. In Chapter 2, Bransford, Brown & Cocking outline six critical differences among experts and learners:

Chapter 3

This chapter focuses on the magic of transfer – the ability to apply what you have learned in one situation to another, connected situation. Bransford, Brown and Cocking (p. 53) review "key characteristics of learning and transfer that have important implications for education":

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