Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Audiobook, by Peter C. Brown Play Audiobook Sample

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Audiobook

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Read By: Qarie Marshall Publisher: Dreamscape Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781629239774

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

108

Longest Chapter Length:

07:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

47 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

04:45 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

To 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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“Many educators are interested in making use of recent findings about the human brain and how we learn… Make It Stick [is] the single best work I have encountered on the subject. Anyone with an interest in teaching or learning will benefit from reading this book.”

— Chronicle of Higher Education 

Quotes

  • “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.”

    — Psychology Today

Awards

  • AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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About the Authors

Peter C. Brown is a writer and novelist in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About Qarie Marshall

Qarie Marshall is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has narrated more than thirty series for the Discovery Channel, TLC, and the BBC, as well as providing the in-flight programming for Virgin Atlantic Airlines and BBC radio plays. He has voiced over eighty video games for the PlayStation and Xbox and was a guest voice on Comedy Central’s Drawn Together. He was made an associate artist of the Purple Rose Theatre in 2007.