How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
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.
Ambrose, Susan A.; Bridges, Michael W.; Lovett, Marsha C.; DiPietro, Michele; and Norman, Marie K., "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching" (2010). Centers for Teaching and Technology - Book Library. 16.