Keynote | Evidence-Based Techniques to Improve Instruction and Student Learning

Saturday, March 17
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Research into how people learn and remember shows that intuition leads many students to favor low-value study strategies such as rereading texts and lecture notes, recycling target information. By contrast, activities that promote elaborative processing, spaced/mixed review, and retrieval practice lead to better retention and later performance. Brown and McDaniel will summarize 3 big ideas drawn from cognitive science, and illustrate the underlying research, from middle school to medical school classrooms, that reinforce these principles for authentic educational contexts.

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 Peter C. Brown
 Lead Author of Make it Stick, the Science of Successful Learning

Peter C. Brown is a best-selling writer and novelist living in St. Paul, Minnesota, retired from a career as a corporate management consultant. He is the lead author of Make it Stick, the Science of Successful Learning (Harvard University Press, 2014), which he wrote with two pre-eminent cognitive scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, Henry L. Roediger and Mark A. McDaniel. 

   Mark A. McDaniel
 Co-Author of Make it Stick, the Science of Successful Learning
 Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences 

Mark A. McDaniel is a Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the founding Co-Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University in St. Louis.  McDaniel is known for his work in the application of cognitive psychological principles to education, having published over 100 papers related to cognition and education, including topics such as individual differences in concept representations and classroom studies on testing effects.    To facilitate dissemination of research literatures pertinent to learning and education he co-authored Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014).

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