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Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. However, instructors may find a gap between resources that focus on the technical research on learning and those that provide practical classroom strategies. How Learning Works provides the bridge for such a gap.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.

©2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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  • emilie boivin
  • 19-04-20

Great Book!

This book is really well made. It breaks down all seven principles of teaching in easy- to-absorb chunks, practical advice, and illustrative examples. Though I'm gearing to teach the early grades, I found plenty to take away from this book because the principles of learning are central to every discipline. I'm well pleased.

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