Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching

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Course Description

This handbook includes 16 Guidelines on Learning based on the research literature on student learning and accepted good teaching practice, that inform the teaching at MIT. Each Guideline is explained with appropriate quotes and there are links to examples of the guideline in action.

The handbook was adapted by The MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory from the "Guidelines on Learning that inform teaching at the University of New South Wales" and it's associated Toolkit. This has now been expanded as a generic "Guidelines on Learning that inform teaching" website with exemplar examples and written in a format to encourage other universities to draft their own set of guidelines and examples.

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Lori Breslow. RES.TTL-01 Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching, Fall 2009. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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