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Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind in Action

Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind in Action

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In the latest book in John Catt's In Action series, Emma Turner, David Goodwin and Oliver Caviglioli use Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind to demonstrate how teachers can help their students augment their thinking with their bodies (embodied cognition), external tools (situated cognition) and the people around them (distributed cognition).

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The Extended Mind by award-winning science writer, Annie Murphy Paul, is not an out-and-out education book. But it is entirely focused on how learning and thinking happen, illustrating how a multi-modal approach to cognition can widen points of access to intellectual activity. Using evidence from cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology, The Extended Mind might broaden your understanding of human cognition. The findings of Annie Murphy Paul parallel those of cognitive load theorists: memory is at the core of cognition, and the body, the environment and other people enrich learning. In this book, Emma Turner, David Goodwin, and Oliver Caviglioli demonstrate how teachers can help their students augment their thinking with their bodies (embodied cognition), external tools (situated cognition) and the people around them (distributed cognition). To ease your concerns, you will read how the works of several eminent researchers validate claims put forward. Teachers and leaders of all education phases will find this book enlightening; using practical strategies and cases studies, the authors highlight opportunities to enrich students’ learning by widening points of access to intellectual activity.

About the Authors

Emma Turner has been a primary teacher for 24 years. She has been a class teacher, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and one half of one of the UK’s first and youngest all-female co-headships back in 2009. She has been a consultant for the national strategies and is currently the Research and CPD lead for Discovery Trust based in Leicestershire across 15 schools.

David Goodwin is an assistant principal, a geography teacher in the Lincolnshire region, and a writer and illustrator of education ideas. Also, he is a specialist leader of education (SLE) and evidence lead education (ELE). His debut book, coauthored with Oliver Caviglioli, was Organise Ideas, Thinking by Hand and Extending the Mind. Through their work together, David and Oliver have set up the brand Organise Ideas and have planned to continue to work together on future projects.

Oliver Caviglioli is uniquely placed to bridge the gap between education and graphic design. A former special school headteacher, Oliver learned design principles from an early age from his architect and typographer father. Four decades of reading educational research found its visual expression in his spectacular, image-rich book 'Dual Coding With Teachers'.

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Author Emma Turner, David Goodwin and Oliver Caviglioli
ISBN 9781915261007
No of pages 92
Format Paperback
Publication Date 13 May 2022

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