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How Learning Works


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

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In this publicly accessible "flipped" webinar pair from the Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) project, learn HOW to apply research-based, best-practice teaching strategies to create engaging, motivating educational environments that encourage the persistence and success of all students, with special emphasis on diverse women and minority men in engineering! 

Part 1: View a pre-recorded webinar by Dr. Ambrose discussing the book she and colleagues published: "How Learning Works:  7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching."
Part 2: View the Q&A webinar led by Dr. Ambrose to discuss how to apply the information presented in Part 1 to specific teaching contexts.    
These recordings are relevant to all educators.  Examples are specific to an engineering context.

WEPAN members can access the following additional webinar resources:

  • Powerpoint (PDF)
  • 7 Principles at a Glance
  • Random Thoughts...How Learning Works by Felder, Brent
  • Discussion Questions for the Q&A video








Our Presenter

Dr. Susan Ambrose
Dr. Ambrose is the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Experiential Learning, and Professor of History and Education at Northeastern University. She is a nationally recognized authority on faculty satisfaction, engineering education, teaching and learning, and women in science and engineering.  
Dr. Ambrose has co-authored 4 books and more than 25 chapters, articles and commissioned reports. She previously  served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon.


Engineering Inclusive Teaching

This webinar is a product of the Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) project, a 3 year program led by WEPAN and funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about the project here



Small teaching changes foster inclusivity
for women and underrepresented men 
with benefits for ALL students
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