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EDUC 3304 Making Connections: Effective Learning Environments for School-Age Children and Adolescents: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 3304 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., & DiPietro, M. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bell, P. (2010). Learning science in informal environments: People, places, and pursuits. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Boettcher, J. V. (2007). Ten core principles for designing effective learning environments: Insights from brain research and pedagogical theory. Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 3(3), 1–8.

Chen, M., & Lucas, G. (2010). Education nation: Six leading edges of innovation in our schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

David, H. L., & Capraro, R. M. (2001). Strategies for teaching in heterogeneous environments while building a classroom community. Education, 122(1), 80–87.

Dillon, S. (2010, February 11). Wi-fi turns rowdy bus into rolling study hall. The New York Times, p. A22.

Dominus, S. (2010, October 5). Play-Doh? Calculus? At the Manhattan Free School, anything goes. The New York Times, p. A23.

Dove, A. (2006). Effective environments for knowledge and learning. Business Information Review, 23(3), 196–204.

Ediger, M. (2009). Seven criteria for an effective classroom environment. College Student Journal, 43(4), 1370–1372.

Johnson, G., Poliner, R., & Bonaiuto, S. (2005). Learning throughout the day. Educational Leadership, 63(1), 59–63.

Olsen, S. (2009, November 2). Educational video games mix cool with purpose. The New York Times, p. B4.

Pletka, B. (2007). Educating the net generation: How to engage students in the 21st century. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press.

Sapon-Shevin, M. (2008). Learning in an inclusive community. Educational Leadership, 66(1), 49–53.

Smith, R., & Lambert, M. (2008). Assuming the best. Educational Leadership, 66(1), 16–20.

Zmuda, A. (2008). Springing into active learning. Educational Leadership, 66(3), 38–42.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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