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Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037150

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001

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The Science of Learning: Mechanisms and Principles

The Science of Learning: Mechanisms and Principles

(p.149) 11 The Science of Learning: Mechanisms and Principles
Building the Intentional University

Stephen M. Kosslyn

The MIT Press

An enormous amount is now known about how humans process and store information. This chapter organizes that knowledge into a set of 16 principles, which we have used systematically to help students master the material they are taught. The principles are organized under two very general maxims: Think it Through (the more you think something through, paying attention to what you are doing, the more likely you are later to remember it) and Make and Use Associations (associations not only help us organize material so that it is easy to store in memory but also give us the hooks that will allow us later to dig the material out of memory, to recall it). The 16 principles can be invoked in different combinations by using different application techniques, such as mnemonics and explaining material to yourself.

Keywords:   science of learning, cognitive principles of learning, evidence-based learning, student-centered learning, pedagogy

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