How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (Hassebrock review of Ambrose, Bridges, Lovett, DiPietro, and Norman)

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Marsha C. Lovett, Michele DiPietro, and Marie K. Norman, 2010, John Wiley & Sons) Reviewed by Frank Hassebrock, Department of Psychology; Director, Center for Learning… Read More

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Volk review of Lave and Wenger)

Jean Lave & Etienne Wenger, Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (New York: Cambridge University Press), 1991. Reviewed by Steven Volk, Department of History, Director of Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Oberlin College More than 25 years old now, Lave… Read More

Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence (Knupsky review of Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer, and Bjork)

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2009).  Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9, 105-119. Reviewed by Aimee Knupsky, Psychology, Allegheny College aknupsky@allegheny.edu In this review article, the authors examine empirical evidence… Read More

Applying Cognitive Psychology to Enhance Educational Practice (Ludwig review of Roediger and Pye)

Henry L Roediger III and Mary A. Pye, “Inexpensive techniques to improve education:  Applying cognitive psychology to enhance educational practice,” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Vol. 1, Issue 4 (December 2012): 242-248. Reviewed by Lew Ludwig, Professor… Read More