Title: What every student and teacher should know about human memory
Abstract: A student's main job is to learn new things, yet most students receive limited or no instruction in how the human memory system works. I will distill a great deal of research and focus on three things that every student (and professor) ought to know: how to best get material into memory, what causes forgetting, and how we know whether or not we know something.
Speaker information: Daniel Willingham is the author of Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts?