Small Teaching


Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

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<p><b>A freshly updated edition featuring research-based teaching techniques that faculty in any discipline can easily implement&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Research into how we learn&nbsp;can help&nbsp;facilitate better student learning&mdash;if we know how to apply it.&nbsp;<i>Small Teaching</i>&nbsp;fills the gap in higher education literature between the primary research in cognitive theory and the classroom environment. In&nbsp;this book, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of&nbsp;small&nbsp;but powerful changes that make a big difference―many of which can be put into practice in a single class period.&nbsp;These are&nbsp;simple interventions that can be integrated into pre-existing techniques,&nbsp;along with&nbsp;clear descriptions of how to do so.&nbsp;Inside, you&rsquo;ll find&nbsp;brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions,&nbsp;and&nbsp;small modifications in course design or&nbsp;student&nbsp;communication.&nbsp;These small tweaks will bring your classroom into alignment with the latest evidence in cognitive research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive research that has implications for classroom teaching, explains the rationale for offering it within a specific time period in a typical class, and then provides concrete examples of how this intervention has been used or could be used by faculty in a variety of disciplines. The second edition features&nbsp;revised and updated content&nbsp;including a newly authored preface,&nbsp;new&nbsp;examples and techniques, updated research,&nbsp;and updated resources.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>How can you make small tweaks to your teaching to bring the latest cognitive science into the classroom?&nbsp;</li> <li>How&nbsp;can you help students&nbsp;become good at retrieving knowledge from memory?&nbsp;</li> <li>How does making predictions now help us learn in the future?&nbsp;</li> <li>How&nbsp;can you&nbsp;build community in the classroom?&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Higher education faculty and administrators, as well as K-12 teachers and teacher trainers, will love the easy-to-implement, evidence-based techniques in&nbsp;<i>Small Teaching</i>.&nbsp;</p>