Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KenTeach More than 1 year ago
If you are a student, you should read this book. If you are a teacher, you must read this book. Authors Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel cover the latest research (and some research that's been around for decades, but for some reason hasn't become widespread educational practice) and make it understandable.  Why do students say, even thought they've studied the night before, they drew a blank on the day of the test? It's the fluency illusion. High-stakes testing is bad, sure, but frequent low-stakes quizzes that require students to pull information from memory (not just recognize it, as on a multiple-choice question) is the way to make the info stick. It's hip right now to dismiss "mere" memorization as not really learning. But you need something in your noggin to use those higher order thinking skills on. And having factual knowledge embedded in long-term memory, and easily retrievable, allows for chunking, which allows real high-powered thinking to take off. The more we learn, the more possible connections we create for further learning. It really makes sense to concentrate on improving one skill at a time, right? Work on that skill until you get it down, then move on to the next. Actually, nope. The more you know about the topic, the better you can teach it, right? Nope, again. It's the curse of knowledge. Oh, and in case you haven't been paying attention, there is evidence for learning styles, but probably not the ones you're familiar with. This book is a must have for anyone who wants to teach or learn better.
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