How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice

By Paul A. Kirschner & Carl Hendrick Last updated 2024/06/02


How Learning Happens is broken down into 28 short chapters, each one focusing on an important element of educational research. The format of each chapter with consistent sections (Why you should read this article, Abstract of the article, The article, Conclusions/implications of the work for educational practice, and How to use this work in your teaching) adds to the user-friendliness of this book.
With sections on how the brain works, prerequisites for learning, which learning activities support learning, the teacher, learning in context and cautionary tales, the book is valuable for all educators. Please see resources from our ONlit book study focusing on this title as well!

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context
This resource broadly supports learning throughout not only all strands of the Ontario Language curriculum, but all subject areas.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Explicit Instruction


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