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    Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (The Belknap Press) (Hardback) By (author) Peter C. Brown

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    DescriptionTo 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. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. 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 durable 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 athletes, Make It Stick "will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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    Make it Stick
    The Science of Successful Learning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter C. Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674729018
    ISBN 10: 0674729013

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMR, JNT
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    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T General Subject: 670
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    B&T Approval Code: A11240000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    DC22: 370.1523
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    Libri: LERN5035
    DC23: 370.1523
    Thema V1.0: JMR, JNT, JND, JMAQ
    LC classification: LB1060 .B768 2014
    Imprint name
    The Belknap Press
    Publication date
    14 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Review quote
    Aimed primarily at students, parents, and teachers, Make It Stick" also offers practical advice for learners of all ages, at all stages of life With its credible challenge to conventional wisdom, Make It Stick" does point the way forward, with a very real prospect of tangible and enduring benefits.--Glenn C. Altschuler"Psychology Today" (04/10/2014)"