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Friday, October 18 • 10:35am - 11:35am
Building Student Independence by Improving Study Strategies

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It’s self-evident that students become increasingly responsible for their own learning as they move through grades. Whether kindergartners learn or not is considered the success or failure of the teacher. But by grade 12, expectations are high that students can learn on their own; it’s routine to lecture, expecting students will take good notes and study them effectively for a quiz. Recent research has shown that students — even successful college students — use terrible study strategies. They are successful in spite of how they study, not because of it. In this talk I’ll focus on research into the best ways to study. This research not only has important implications for students, but for how teachers plan lessons.

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Daniel Willinghman

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
Daniel Willingham earned his BA from Duke University in 1983 and his PhD in cognitive psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
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