Student Learning

2 female Caucasian women, seated at a table, with others--one talking, smiling, energetic. Photo: Stephanie Muscat for Stanford Undergraduate Advising and Research
Jun 12, 2014
Struggle and failure are a natural part of the learning process and how we cultivate resilience, but our students often perceive struggle as shameful and failure as catastrophic. Pre-Major Advisors can help our sometimes failure-deprived students as they grapple with the experience and consequences of failure.
Prof. Carol Dweck, standing before audience in Barnum Center
Jun 4, 2014
Why praising students as "smart" can harm their learning, and what to do instead.
1 Asian male, 2 Caucasian female undergrads studying outdoors; bikes, grass in background
Jun 1, 2014
After a bad grade on a test, students often want to forget about it. How do you get them to reflect on what they did so they can improve?
Students solving problems in class, inverted bicycles
May 23, 2014
Is active learning measurably better? Carl Wieman commented on the recent PNAS paper on active learning in a Scientific American interview.
Close-up of colorful pills
May 6, 2014
Students are often "allergic" to group work, with its scheduling nightmares and accountability issues, even though it can be so valuable. Here are some effective remedies.
Caucasian male student in class, speaking; neighbors watching
Apr 30, 2014
Modular, peer-led review sessions help students in large, introductory courses prepare for exams.
Apr 23, 2014
Guest Presenter: Michael Prince, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University Two workshops, a faculty lunch, and a dinner with grad students and postdocs. We welcome colleagues to join us for one session or many!
Students walking bikes alongside the Quad
Apr 16, 2014
The way "millennials" think means you should teach them differently. See how some Stanford Med instructors are doing it.
Male students sitting in class, attentive, positive
Apr 7, 2014
A highly realistic practice exam, with peer tutor support, helps students in large, introductory courses prepare for midterms.


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