ISBN-10:
0470484101
ISBN-13:
9780470484104
Pub. Date:
05/17/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching / Edition 1

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780470484104
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/17/2010
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 101,280
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Susan A. Ambrose is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Education at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Michael W. Bridges is director of faculty development at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Michele DiPietro is associate director for graduate programs at the Eberly Center and instructor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon.

Marsha C. Lovett is associate director for faculty development at the Eberly Center and associate teaching professor in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon.

Marie K. Norman is a teaching consultant and research associate at the Eberly Center and adjunct professor of anthropology at Carnegie Mellon.

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University was created in 1982 with a mission to distill the research on learning for faculty and graduate students and to collaborate with them to design and implement meaningful educational experiences. The center's work is based on the idea that combining the science and art of teaching empowers college faculty to create the conditions for students to learn and, through this learning, transform their world.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

Foreword (Richard E. Mayer).

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Introduction Bridging Learning Research and TeachingPractice.

1 How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect TheirLearning?

2 How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge AffectTheir Learning?

3 What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?

4 How Do Students Develop Mastery?

5 What Kinds of Practice and Feedback EnhanceLearning?

6 Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matterfor Student Learning?

7 How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?

Conclusion Applying the Seven Principles toOurselves.

Appendices.

Appendix A What Is Student Self-Assessment and How Can WeUse It?

Appendix B What Are Concept Maps and How Can We UseThem?

Appendix C What Are Rubrics and How Can We Use Them?

Appendix D What Are Learning Objectives and How Can WeUse Them?

Appendix E What Are Ground Rules and How Can We UseThem?

Appendix F What Are Exam Wrappers and How Can We UseThem?

Appendix G What Are Checklists and How Can We UseThem?

Appendix H What Is Reader Response/Peer Review and HowCan We Use It?

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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