Course Description

This course presents the new science of learning so educators can creatively translate science into exceptional practice. Highly appropriate for the professional development and ongoing training for teachers, instructional designers, and curriculum developers. Based on the popular Stanford University course, The ABCs of How We Learn, it uses a novel format using everyday language, engaging examples, a sense of humor, and solid evidence to describe the unique ways students learn. Learning research is presented in a way that educators can creatively translate into exceptional lessons and classroom practice. The theories, evidence, and strategies can be combined in endless ways to create original and effective learning plans, and the means to know if they succeed.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: The ABCs of How We Learn
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $275.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them by D.L. Schartz, J.M. Tsang, & K.P. Blair, Norton: New York., ISBN: 978-0393709261

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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