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Understanding How We Learn – A Chat with Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki | Episode 27

by Kevin Patton

Understanding How We Learn – A Chat with Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki

TAPP Radio Episode 27

Quick Take

0:59 | New discovery about the shape of red blood cells
4:54 | Featured: Chat with the authors of a new book about how we learn

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Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there’s a preference for relying on our intuitions about what’s best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike.
Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki in Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide


actin-myosin interaction in RBC

1 | Regulation of Red Blood Cell Shape

4 minutes

Recent evidence points to a myosin-actin interaction in  the cytoskeleton connected to the plasma membrane as a key mechanism for regulating RBC deformability. Thus that old myosin-actin attraction learned while exploring muscle contraction accomplishes important tasks in other parts of the body, too!


2 | Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide

23 minutes

Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide

Dr. Yana Weinstein and Dr. Megan Sumeracki join Kevin for an informative chat about their new book Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide. These learning scientists explain how A&P professors can use the six strategies for learning in their courses to help students learn.

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Here’s an example of a visual chapter preview mentioned in the interview:

sample graphic chapter preview

Sample from Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide

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Last updated: February 24, 2023 at 16:12 pm

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