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Ten Rules of Good (and Bad) Studying part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting is an excerpt from A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014). It summarizes excellent tips on good (and bad) ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition

Design Considerations for Exam Wrappers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting looks at the use of exam wrappers as a way to help students improve their performance on exams. Exam wrappers are short activities that direct students to ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is based on the seven 'Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning,' which are used with permission of Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Exellence. ...

Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development, Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Drawing on contributions by renowned educational researchers, this book 'takes stock' of teaching and learning research in higher education. Core findings include: - There is a relationship ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning

Where's the evidence that active learning works? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
From Abstract: Calls for reforms in the ways we teach science at all levels, and in all disciplines, are wide spread. The effectiveness of the changes being called for, employment of ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Ways Of Learning

Views of nature of science questionnaire: Toward valid and meaningful assessment of learners' conceptions of nature of science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Helping students develop informed views of nature of science (NOS) has been and continues to be a central goal for kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) science education. Since the early 1960s, major ...

Research on Learning: Affective Domain, Cognitive Domain

Undergraduate Research: Genomics Education Partnership part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The authors describe how they have assessed student learning gains in the nature and process of science by integrating genomic research intro the undergraduate curriculum.

Research on Learning: Assessment

Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science and the Science-Religion Interface part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Here we describe a method for teaching the NOS called Science as Storytelling, which was designed to directly confront naive realist preconceptions about the NOS and replace them with more ...

Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Science for Accepting Evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Many students reject evolutionary theory, whether or not they adequately understand basic evolutionary concepts. We explore the hypothesis that accepting evolution is related to understanding the ...

Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

Helping students understand challenging topics in science through ontology training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Article abstract: Chi (2005) proposed that students experience difficulty in learning about physics concepts such as light, heat, or electric current because they attribute to these concepts an ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models

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