How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
"How Learning Works is the perfect title for thisexcellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education,and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topicinto clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Fullof great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solidresearch evidence, this book is essential reading for instructorsat all levels who wish to improve their students' learning."
—Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor foreducational development, University of California, Berkeley, andauthor, Tools for Teaching
"This book is a must-read for every instructor, new orexperienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years,as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of itsideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching."
—Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, NorthHennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community CollegesProfessor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Supportof Education
"Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what haspreviously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learningscientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined withconcrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and cleartactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. Iwill recommend this book to all my colleagues."
—Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching
"As you read about each of the seven basic learning principlesin this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learningtheory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching,and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge andexperience in applying the science of learning to college teaching,and they graciously share it with you in this organized andreadable book."
—From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor ofpsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor,e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author,Multimedia Learning
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