The Institute for Teaching and Learning Connections quarterly newsletter is online from the Cal State web site, http://www.calstate.edu/itl/newsletter/09-summer.shtml. On the right column, half way down the page is an interesting article, Top Ten Practices to Promote Good Learning. Here’s an excerpt.
“In chatting with colleagues, this question came up: ‘Given the last 25 years of cognitive science research about how we learn, what should students be doing in my classroom?’ Emphasizing that learning is about making connections in a supportive, yet challenging, active social environment, here’s a quick top ten good practices. ”
I recommend you give it a quick read. -Laura Sederberg, manager of TLP