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How Learning Works by Richard E. Mayer, Marie K. Norman, Marsha C. Lovett, Michele DiPietro, Michael W. Bridges, Susan A. Ambrose

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Conclusion: Applying the Seven Principles to Ourselves

By now, the power of the principles described in the book should be apparent. These principles explain and predict a wide range of learning behaviors and phenomena and hence aid the design of courses and classroom pedagogy. Their interconnectedness should also be evident. Many of the problems students encounter when learning stem from an interaction of intellectual, social, and emotional factors. Therefore, their pedagogical solutions must address all these facets at once. This is achievable precisely because our principles work together to provide such solutions. It also means that the number of strategies we must master to be effective teachers is not infinite. In fact, although the specific ...

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