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Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example:
- How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory?
- How does making predictions now help us learn in the future?
- How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students?
Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains
when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how
the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of
disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or
online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small
modifications in course design or communication with students.
Publisher's Description. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118944496.html
Call Number: FTLC LB 1063 .L36 2016
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