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How Learning Works Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

ISBN-10: 0470484101
ISBN-13: 9780470484104
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

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.

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction Bridging Learning Research and Teaching Practice
How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning?
How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge Affect Their Learning?
What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?
How Do Students Develop Mastery?
What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning?
Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning?
How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?
Conclusion Applying the Seven Principles to Ourselves
Appendices
What Is Student Self-Assessment and How Can We Use It?
What Are Concept Maps and How Can We Use Them?
What Are Rubrics and How Can We Use Them?
What Are Learning Objectives and How Can We Use Them?
What Are Ground Rules and How Can We Use Them?
What Are Exam Wrappers and How Can We Use Them?
What Are Checklists and How Can We Use Them?
What Is Reader Response/Peer Review and How Can We Use It?
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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