The resources on this page provide broad overviews about learning and teaching.
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a NOVA resource for faculty professional development. It sponsors many programs, including the annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference.
- Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is a VCCS regional resource for faculty professional development. It sponsors several seminars each semester.
- EDU 295: The Science of Learning is a faculty professional development course available through NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI).
- Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Bain, K. (2012). What the best college students do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Benassi, V. A., Overson, C. E., & Hakala, C. M. (Eds.) (2014). Applying science of learning: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum. American Psychological Association.
- Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds.) (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.
- Forsyth, D. R. (2016). College teaching: Practical insights from the science of teaching and learning. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Hattie, J. (2009). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Hattie, J. (2012). Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Lang, J. T. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- McKeachie, W. J., and Svinicki, M. D. (Eds.) (2014). McKeachie’s teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers, 14th Ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
- Reif, F. (2008). Applying cognitive science to education: Thinking and learning in scientific and other complex domains. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Rekart, J. L. (2013). The cognitive classroom: Using brain and cognitive science to optimize student success. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Weimer, M. (2002). Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Willingham, D. T. (2009). Why don’t students like school? A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.