Teaching Tip Tuesday: How Learning Works

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

To conclude CTL’s “Neuromyth Awareness” Month, we offer you this: an excellent book available online from the Lindell Library called “How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching” by Susan A. Ambrose, et al. The book is separated into (you guessed it) seven chapters that each focus on a key principle of learning, present the evidence, and then offer examples for how to incorporate it into your class. I recommend finding a chapter that speaks to a current issue you have in your course and focusing on that rather than tackling the whole book at once. My favorite chapter: “Applying the Seven Principles to Ourselves” as we continue to learn how to teach.

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