How Students Learn

The scholarship on teaching has shifted from how and what we teach to how students learn. By understanding the learning process, faculty gain insight into strategies to better engage students in learning. The links below provide insight into this scholarship, as well as a general overview of “active learning,” a means to engage students in learning.


How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, National Research Council

Teaching to Variation in Learning, Brown

Theory and Research-Based Principles of Learning, Carnegie Mellon

Learner-Centered Teaching and Education at USC: A Resource for Faculty, USC

Using Active Learning in the Classroom, Buffalo State

Active Learning for the College Classroom, CalState LA

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