What's the difference between studying hard and studying smart? Why do some "good" students do so poorly on homework and tests? What instruction methods will encourage students to take a more active role in their learning?
Richly illustrated with inventive teaching activities and lively vignettes, this volume answers those questions with an empirically-validated and classroom-tested model of strategic learning. The chapters lay out he various kinds of knowledge and strategies necessary for lifelong learning and the cognitive processes that underlie them. This inclusive model of learning can be used in the context of everyday teaching with any subject matter.