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Spring 2014 Book Club

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The CETL Book Club provides an opportunity for professional development through cross-disciplinary dialogue about provocative issues related to teaching and learning. Says Spring 2013 & Fall 2010 Book Club participant Bill Wresch, Associate Dean of the College of Business, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get together with a small group of friends once in a while and talk about what really matters—our teaching? That's the Book Club—a chance to read a book with profound ideas about teaching and learning, and then talk about it with other people who share our struggles. What a great way to spend a few hours."

Spring 2014 Book Club Details

Registration for spring Book Club is now closed.

Watch this space for info/registration for the Fall 2014 Book Club!

Wednesdays (2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/9, & 4/23 ) from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

At the Pollock House

This spring the Book Club will be reading How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al. (2010). 

Books will be provided. 

About the Book


Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach intoHow Learning Works book cover language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.


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by Reeves, Kira-Lynn last modified Feb 19, 2014 12:41 PM