Chapter 6 provides a concise overview of the learning process, gives examples of individual learning styles and complementary study strategies, and discusses the importance of active learning and critical thinking.
The University of British Columbia has a helpful overview of the learning process as well as a quick self-assessment quiz that students might use to discover their approach to learning.
The multiple intelligences survey at literacyworks.org might be interesting to students who want to find out (or find more about) their learning style and strengths.
The University of British Columbia’s overview of how people learn is great for instructors and students who need a crash course on the topic.
A popular online lecture, this TED Talk features Sir Ken Robinson discussing creativity and education. It might be interesting to you as an instructor, and it could also serve as a discussion piece for your students.
This YouTube is an animated version of the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson. It has over 7 million hits. It would be a great clip to play in class to spark a discussion on education and creativity.
Life hacker, guinea pig, and author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss, gives thisTED Talk on how to smash fear and learn anything. Students might be entertained and inspired by the clip. It’s also a good discussion starter.
This NY Times article, “How We Learn,” focuses on early education, but it would make a great discussion piece for college students.