How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 2010 - Education - 336 pages
Praise for How Learning Works
"How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning."
"This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching."
"Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues."
"As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book."
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How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge
1 Differences in How Experts and Novices
What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?
1 Impact ofValue and Expectancy
2 Interactive Effects of Environment Efficacy
How Do Students Develop Mastery?
1 Interactive Effect of Student Development
How Do Students Become SelfDirected Learners?
1 Cycle of SelfDirected Learning
Conclusion Applying the Seven Principles to Ourselves
Figure B 1 Sample Concept Map
4 Senior Design Project Rubric
1 Elements of Mastery
What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance
1 Cycle of Practice and Feedback
2 Unequal Effects of Practice on Performance
Why Do Student Development and Course Climate
What Are Learning Objectives and
Exhibit F 1 Sample Exam Wrapper
Appendix H What Is Reader ResponsePeer Review