news iconBook Launch: October 27 - 30 AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, MN


The authors all appeared at the Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. booth at AASL where they signed books for the newly released Teaching for Inquiry: Engaging the Learner Within.


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Authors also made other presentations at the conference.


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Answers for Chapter 3 Assessing Your Learning

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Question 1: Explain the difference between cognitive styles and learning styles. [Understand]

Answer: Cognitive styles refer to the way we prefer to process information while learning styles refer to the way people prefer to learn.


Question 2: Which learner characteristics are most essential for you to consider when designing a lesson on database searching for your learning audience? [Evaluate]

Answer:  Responses will vary. 


Question 3: Why is it beneficial to create a motivational profile of an individual or group of learners? [Understand]

Answer:  A motivational profile helps you understand the incoming and needs of learners, which influence if and how they will learn.


Question 4: What are the symptoms of a student who is "learned helpless"? [Remember]

Answer: A student who has experienced repeated failure, does not perceive his actions as having any influence on his subsequent success or failure, and consistently attributes negative outcomes to external forces over which he has not control is often said to be learned helpless.


Question 5: Describe a way in which an environmental factor in the library can affect student learning.  [Analyze]

Answer: Responses will vary. One example is that the use of music during instruction may increase student learning.


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