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    Archived Responses:

    * What can you tell me about brain-based learning?

    * Do you have any information on emotional intelligence?

    * Where can I find articles about games and simulations in the classroom?

    * Could you please provide me with information on Bloom's Taxonomy?

    * What can you tell me about metacognition and reading?

    * Do you have any research on the effect of background music on students?

    * What is constructivism?

    Internet Sites:

    * Explorations in Learning & Instruction:  The Theory Into Practice Database
    TIP is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summarizes of 50 major theories of learning and instruction.

    * Learning Theories
    A collection of articles on learning theories written by university professors in education and psychology departments. The collection is hosted by emtech.

    * How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
    Offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that addresses how teachers and schools can help children learn most effectively.

    How People Learn (and What Technology Might Have to Do with It)
    This ERIC Digest discusses the role that technology can play in learning.

    * Funderstanding: Adventures in Learning
    A commercial site that provides resources for a variety of learning theories.

    * Learning Styles
    As assortment of resources on learning styles and intelligences from,1156,5-2116,00.html

    * Brain Connection
    Provides information on how the brain works and how people learn. Topics include reading, learning, education, language, and child development.

    * Project Based Learning Resources from the Buck Institute for Education
    Includes an overview, handbook, and resources related to project based learning.

    * Project-Based Learning: What is it?
    Provides a description of project-based learning along with checklists for evaluating student projects.

    * Mission: Critical
    A self-paced interactive tutorial for critical thinking designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of logic.

    * The Critical Thinking Community
    Resources for education professionals interested in increasing critical thinking skills.

    * Creatology:  Brain Science for the 21st Century
    This new subject includes the on-going assessment of personal learning styles, thinking styles and Multiple Intelligences. The subject is about teaching about the brain, how we learn by an enriched environment and multiple sensory experiences and how we can improve our brain power. Creatology includes the direct teaching of learning styles, thinking techniques, memory techniques, mindmapping, multiple intelligences and creativity by whole brain learning.

    Online Communities:

    * AERA-C
    The Learning and Instruction Division of the American Educational Research Association
    To subscribe, send an email to:
    In the message body: SUBSCRIBE AERA-C First-name Last-name. 

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    Cynthia Crosser, Social Science and Humanities Reference Librarian
    Fogler Library, University of Maine

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