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How learning works : seven research-based principles for smart teaching

Author: Susan A Ambrose
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2010.
Series: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Inside Flap: Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. However, instructors may find a gap between resources that focus on the technical research on learning and those that provide practical classroom strategies. How Learning Works provides the bridge for such a gap. In this volume, the authors introduce seven general principles of learning, distilled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Ambrose
ISBN: 9780470484104 0470484101
OCLC Number: 468969206
Description: xxii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures, tables, and exhibits --
Foreword /Richard E Mayer --
Acknowledgments --
About the authors --
Introduction: Bridging learning research and teaching practice --
1: How does students' prior knowledge affect their learning? --
2: How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning? --
3: What factors motivate students to learn? --
4: How do students develop mastery? --
5: What kinds of practice and feedback enhance learning? --
6: Why do student development and course climate matter for student learning? --
7: How do students become self-directed learners? --
Conclusion: Applying the seven principles to ourselves --
Appendix A: What is student self-assessment and how can we use it? --
Appendix B: What are concept maps and how can we use them? --
Appendix C: What are rubrics and how can we use them? --
Appendix D: What are learning objectives and how can we use them? --
Appendix E: What are ground rules and how can we use them? --
Appendix F: What are exam wrappers and how can we use them? --
Appendix G: What are checklists and how can we use them? --
Appendix H: What is reader response/peer review and how can we use it? --
References --
Name index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Other Titles: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching
Responsibility: Susan A. Ambrose [and others] ; foreword by Richard E. Mayer.

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Presents a set of 7 theory- and research-based principles of learning in a clear structure and digestible format. The seven core principles of how students learn presented in this book integrate  Read more...
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