MARCIA MENTKOWSKI & ASSOCIATES
Learning That Lasts
Integrating Learning, Development, and Performance in College and Beyond
Today's colleges and universities face increasing pressure to develop programs and curricula that will teach students how to handle what it means for learners to transform themselves and for educators to foster essential skills for learning, leading, teamwork, and adapting with integrity in college and beyond. The authors draw from two decades of longitudinal studies on student learning in the acclaimed curriculum at Alverno Collegeand on leading educational theoriesto present a theory of deep and durable learning. They include practical strategies for enabling a wide range of students to cultivate integrative and expansive capabilities across a lifetime. They also draw on their own and other colleges' experience to develop concrete suggestions for how faculty and academic staff can work together to forge effective curricula, design innovative programs, implement key institutional goals, and renegotiate the college culture.
Outstanding Research Publication Award
from AERA Division I (Education in Professions)
Higher education researchers, faculty and academic administrators, learning theorists and developmental psychologists will be studying this work
for many years
.This book will itself inspire that which it studies, learning that lasts.
Mary Brabeck, Journal of Moral Education
It should be read by all administrators responsible for curriculum. It should be read by educational researchers as it illustrates how theory and research can be applied to practice and how practice can be used to generate legitimate domains for empirical inquiry. Said simply: this is a very important book with the potential to benefit many sectors of higher education.
Maryellen Weimer, The Teaching Professor
Few volumes on learning contain the complexity and depth that characterize Learning That Lasts.
The authors honor their commitment to multiple ways of knowing
modeling learning and knowing in a complex, diverse world
truly a masterpiece.
Marcia Baxter Magolda, Journal of Higher Education
How People Learn is a good place to survey the emerging science of learning. Learning That Lasts serves as an existence proof, showing that there is more to the science of learning than theory and experiment. Psychological scientists can and should take the lead in reinventing educational systems. Learning That Lasts is an indispensable resource that enables us to ask better, learning-centered questions about what we can do with our knowledge.
Milt Hakel, Psychological Science
The authors present an extraordinary range of lessons about student learning to assist other institutions in becoming stronger learning communities.
Thomas Ehrlich, Change magazine
For the reader seriously committed to transforming educational structures and practices, this description of educational theory and practices derived from more than twenty years experience of integrative education at Alverno College comprises one of the most informed studies of how to structure undergraduate education that promotes learning that lasts.
Thomas Zlatic, Journal of Pharmacy Teaching
The volume is at once a chronicle of a single institution (e.g., Bensman, Boyatzis); an educational research study (e.g., Pascarella & Terenzini); an advancement of a theory of learning (e.g., Kolb); an organizational development and learning textbook (e.g., Senge); and a handbook for practitioners (e.g., Stringer).
Virginia Lee, Journal of General Education
It provides a model for any institution with pretensions to being self-evaluative. The authors have distilled a great amount of teaching, learning and research experience into a narrative whose moral purpose—the facilitation of student learningshines throughout.
Mantz Yorke, Studies in Higher Education
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Marcia Mentkowski is professor of psychology and director of the academic Educational Research and Evaluation office at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her associates are faculty, administrators, and researchers who span disciplines in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and professions.