This learner-centered perspective is a hallmark of the Eberly Center’s approach to teaching. We strive to empower instructors by helping them develop a deep understanding of how students learn, so that they can effectively apply and adapt teaching strategies to meet their own goals and their students’ needs. The purpose of the following materials is to present current research and theory on student learning in a way that can inform and guide effective teaching practices.
This section introduces some key concepts from the cognitive and educational research literatures and presents a concise set of seven principles on how students learn.
This section identifies a set of seven principles for effective teaching.
The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center is currently conducting research on a related set of principles.
To learn more about research on teaching and learning, please contact the Eberly Center to arrange for a consultation.