September 19, 2018

Teach How to Study—Not Cram

Season 3, Episode 1

In college, many study habits are based on popular beliefs about how to absorb information. These expectations are often misconceptions, leading to cramming and memorization instead of learning. Here, Dr. Stephen Chew of Samford University discusses how to unlearn common practices that damage students’ ability to be prepared for class—and ways you can teach best practices that are effective.

Guest Biography

Dr. Stephen L. Chew is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, and his career has focused on improving both teaching practice and student learning. He is the creator of a groundbreaking series of YouTube videos on how to study effectively that have been viewed almost 3 million times. Dr. Stephen L. Chew is the recipient of multiple national awards for his teaching and research, including being named U.S. Professor of the Year in 2011 and receiving the Charles Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology in 2018.

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