Make It Stick

Make It Stick

The Science of Successful Learning

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and atheletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
Publisher: Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2014.
ISBN: 9781629239767
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file).
Additional Contributors: Marshall, Qarie
OverDrive, Inc


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Dec 14, 2017

Very persuasive book that provides a different path for improved learning. As a parent and also a second career adult, improving the success of learning is important to me. I listened to the audio version and the authors do not come across as hyping a single perspective or "secret." Instead, they layout a reasoned and researched perspective that topples old pillars of truth and rebuilds new architecture for learning. Definitely worth your while to read/listen.

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