TCDC Book Club: Make It Stick

Would you like to find out how to help your students (and yourself) learn more effectively and increase knowledge retention? Would you like to discover some new learning and practice strategies that can be applied right away in your class?

In Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, two psychologists and a storyteller, Henry Roediger, Mark McDaniel and Peter Brown, share how recent research in cognitive science can be applied to improve educational practice. Join the TCDC book club this Spring to explore and unpack common myths about learning and discover how information retrieval, varying one’s practice, embracing difficulties, and accurately assessing one’s knowledge can make the information and skills we are learning truly stick.

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This book club will be facilitated by a TCDC curriculum consultant and discussions will focus on ways participants might implement some of the strategies outlined in the book to make learning stick in their own courses. We hope you will join us this semester for thought-provoking reading, delicious snacks, and great conversation about teaching and learning.

We will be discussing one chapter each week, beginning with the first chapter on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 from 4:30pm-5:30pm in TCDC (C210).

Note: The Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre has a few print copies of the book that book club participants are welcome to borrow on a first come first served basis.

We also have available the e-book version of Make it Stick .