How Learning Works – 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Book by Marie K. Norman, Marsha C. Lovett, Michael W. Bridges, Michele di Pietro, and Susan A. Ambrose

Schedule (Fall 2018)

The Book Club will begin on Monday, September 10th and finish on November 12th, 2018.  The first web conference meeting will take place Friday September 14th.

One chapter will be covered each week with two reading breaks (week of September 24 and October 15) incorporated in the schedule to allow for “catch up” and reflection. Here is the book club schedule of meeting and activities.

Blog Post Chapter Topic Facilitator Web Chat (Fridays 10 AM PST and DST on Nov 9th) Prize Draw

Date (share by 9 AM PST/DST)

Sept 10 1 Prior Knowledge Leva Sept 14 Sept 17
Sept 17 2 Organization of Knowledge Lucas Sept 21 Sept 24
Sept 24 Reading Break
Oct 1 3 Motivation Giulia Oct 5 Oct 8
Oct 8 4 Mastery Keith Oct 12 Oct 15
Oct 15 Reading Break
Oct 22 5 Practice/Feedback Janine Oct 26 Oct 29
Oct 29 6 Student Development and Course climate Laura Nov 2 Nov 5
Nov 5 7 Students as Self-directed Learners Peter Nov 9 Nov 12


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There is a bit more about the book club and a FAQ. If you have further questions, please contact This learning opportunity is supported by BCcampus.


Facilitators (Fall 2018)

The book club will be facilitated by volunteers from our post-secondary community.


Peter Arthur, School of Education, UBC Okanagan

Janine Hirtz, Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan

Giulia Forsythe, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University

Leva Lee, BCcampus, Learning and Teaching

Laura MacKay, Centre for Teaching Excellence, Capilano University

Keith Webster, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technology, Royal Roads University

Lucas Wright, Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology, University of B.C.

Prepare by reviewing information about the Blue Jeans web conferencing service and tips on joining a meeting.

Join Virtually with the link for the BCcampus Book Club Room.