How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

By Susan A Ambrose, Michael W Bridges, Michele Dipietro, Marsha C Lovett, Marie K Norman
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.

About the Authors Barbara B. Lazarus is the associate provost for academic affairs and an adjunct professor of educational anthropology at Carnegie Mellon University. Recent publications include Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants (Temple University Press, 1997) and The Equity Equation: Fostering the Advancement of Women in the Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (Jossey-Bass, 1996). Dr. Lazarus serves as a member of the Asian Women's Studies Committee, on the Advisory Committee of MentorNet, and as a board member of Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network. Lisa M. Ritter is a communications consultant at Carnegie Mellon University and is the editor of the quarterly graduate newsletter on campus. She has also worked as a public relations director and coordinator of professional development seminars for graduate students. Susan A. Ambrose is associate provost for educational development, director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a principal lecturer in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include applying cognitive principles to education and understanding how class origin, sex, race and ethnicity, social conceptions, of women, and other variables collectively influence women's life decisions and careers in engineering and science. Recent publications include Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants (Temple University Press, 1997) and The New Professor's Handbook (Anker Press, 1994). Dr. Ambrose was recently honored with an American Council on Education Fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year.



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Publisher Jossey-Bass
Publish date 05/17/2010
Pages 301
ISBN-13 9780470484104
ISBN-10 0470484101
Language English

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