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How Learning Works

Learning Community

The How Learning Works Learning Community focuses on how students learn and how to use learning theory to inform classroom practice.  Participation promotes pedagogical growth, collaboration, and application of content to participants’ classes to improve student success. Activities and discussions are built around the book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Strategies for Smart Teaching.


Participants can be anyone at UNC who teaches courses at UNC, including full and part time
faculty, staff, and graduate students. Priority is given to instructors currently teaching. Space is limited and participants are selected on a first come basis. 


Participants are asked to attend all meetings (1/month) and participate in ongoing program evaluation.


CETL will provide each participant with a person copy of the book How Learning Works:
Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

2021-2022 Cohort

There will be one online and one in-person cohort for AY 21-22.  Dates for fall 2021 are pre-determined. Cohort participants will select the spring 2022 dates together in November. 

Online Cohort
  • Facilitator: Dr. Kathie Records, Professor, School of Nursing
  • Mondays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Fall Dates: September 13, October 11, and November 8
In Person Cohort
  • Facilitator: Dr. Ryan Darling, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences
  • Thursdays, 11:00 am -12:15 pm
  • Fall Dates: September 16, October 14, and November 11