Week 8

October 22: Theories of learning

What theories of learning underlie the design of a school? What are the goals? How will they be achieved?

Students will be responsible for meeting on their own in “book clubs.” Clubs/discussion groups can decide to meet together during class, at another time, and/or virtually.


Resnick, L. & Hall, M. (1998). “Learning organizations for sustainable organizational reform.” Daedulus, 127, 89-118.

And one of several books:

Garcia, O. & Kleifgen, J. A. (2010). Education emergent bilinguals: Policies, programs, and practices for English Language Learners. NY: Teachers College Press.

Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. London: Routledge.

Hehir, T. & Katzman, L. (2012). Effective inclusive schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jackson, Y. (2011). Pedagogy of confidence. New York: Teachers College Press.

Thomas, D. & Seely-Brown, J. S. (2011). A new culture of learning. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Tough, P. (2013). How children succeed. Mariner Books.


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