For Further Reading

If you would like to read more about the cognitive basis of effective instruction, especially with regard to student beliefs and behavior, I recommend the books and articles below. Much of the information in the videos is covered and elaborated upon in these readings. I have included links to some of the articles, which were working when I wrote this. The other articles can easily be obtained through an internet search. I did not include the links because they were on personal websites.

Ambrose, S. A. et al. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Chew, S. L. (2010). Improving classroom performance by challenging student misconceptions about learning. Observer, 23(4), 51-54. http://psychologicalscience.org/observer/getArticle.cfm?id=2666  

Cox, R. D. (2009). The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gurung, R. A. R., & McCann, L. I. (2011). How should students study? Tips, advice, and pitfalls. Observer, 24(4), 33-35. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2011/april-11/how-should-students-study-tips-advice-and-pitfalls.html 

Karpicke, J. D., & Roediger, H. L. (2008). The critical importance of retrieval for learning. Science, 319, 966-968. doi:10.1126/science.1152408  

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2009). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9, 105-119. 

Rohrer, D., & Pashler, H. (2010). Recent research on human learning challenges conventional instructional strategies. Educational Researcher, 39, 406-412.

Willingham, D. T. (2010). Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.