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Teaching Information Literacy in Higher Education by Mark Stenersen, Helene N. Andreassen, Mariann Solberg, Torstein Lag, Mariann Lokse

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Chapter Three

Things We Know About How Learning Happens

Abstract

This chapter provides a selective review of some of the research that has helped us understand how learning happens. We will briefly describe the human cognitive architecture, looking at how both its strengths and limitations affect our ability to learn. We also consider approaches to learning and teaching, motivational aspects of learning, and some of the research on what actually seems to work best in teaching and learning. We believe that as IL teachers, we all benefit from continually working to develop our conceptions of teaching and learning, using the best available evidence from educational research and the learning sciences to do so.

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Cognitive limitations; learning ...

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