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How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching
This work introduces research-based principles of learning and addresses issues such as prior knowledge, knowledge organization, motivation, and metacognition. 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.
Teaching & Learning Resources
Active Learning for the College Classroom
D. Paulson and J. Faust from California State University provide an extensive list of techniques for active learning along with brief descriptions.
Active Learning Strategies
Created by the Center for Teaching & Learning at the University of Minnesota, this web site lists 12 strategies that can be used in any class.
BGSU's Center for Teaching & Learning
The Center for Faculty (CFE) web site provides online Teaching & Learning resources as well as information about scheduled discussions, workshops, and learning communities open to the BGSU community.
The IDEA Center is non-profit organization dedicated to improving teaching and learning at colleges and universities. IDEA papers summarize key research related to topics such as active learning, student motivation, and critical thinking. A practical starting point.
Principles of Teaching & Learning
The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University presents the basic principles of teaching and learning, along with a bibliography of related resources from various disciplines.
Teaching Strategies: Active and Collaborative Learning
Includes links to videos and resources about active and collaborative learning. Created by the Center for Research on Teaching & Learning at the University of Michigan
Web Resources on Active Learning Strategies
Contains an extensive list of links to a variety of online resources. Created by the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.
New Directions for Teaching & Learning