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What's Science Got to Do With Teaching and Learning?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

For decades, cognitive scientists slowly accrued a solid understanding of how people learn but never bothered to tell teachers and students what they had found. It is as if, says author Benedict Carey, "doctors had discovered a cure for diabetes and spent 50 years characterizing its molecular structure before giving it to a patient." He is attempting to rectify that.

19 Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

The following suggestions apply to all entering freshmen, although a few may be more apropos to those living on campus. Needless to say, this is far from an exhaustive list, but one that students, parents, and colleagues might think of as a point of departure.

Don't Skip Sleep to Score High on Finals

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Oexman

I am concerned that we have placed so little value on sleep that students ignore its benefits. It is impossible for humans or any species to go without sleep.

Teach Your Children Well

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It is crucial that students learn that they are not supposed to find the answer to a problem, but rather to find one or more good answers.

College Students Study Ineffectively On Computers: Study | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In the space of one generation, college students have gone from studying with highlighters and wire notebooks to laptops, netbooks and, now, iPads. ...

Behind In Your Work? Tips For Getting Ahead

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

The fall semester has been underway for only a few weeks and you're already behind in your work. This was not your intention. You'd planned to hit the ground running. You were going to turn over a new leaf this semester and become the student you knew you could be.

9 Awesome Study Tips For College Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Since grade school, most students have been taught the "right" way to study: Dedicate yourself. Memorize. Lock yourself in a quiet room and don't leav...