DR FARIA SANA

Should you swap your learning objectives
out for pre-questions?

About this Expert Insight

Dr Sana discusses how using pre-questions can be a great way to start your lessons. This strategy can create an engaging learning environment as the students are asked to actively search for answers. Using pre-questions is a low-cost, time efficient, and easily implementable solution to enhance student outcomes!

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MEET THE TEACHER

Dr Faria Sana
Associate Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University

Dr Sana is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University, teaching introductory psychology and learning courses to undergraduate students. Dr Sana is trained as a cognitive scientist and conducts research on evidence-based pedagogy and the science of learning. Dr Sana is the director of the Cognitive Science of Learning Lab and the co-director of the EdCog Research Lab. Dr Sana’s research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and has been showcased in newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times, and the Atlantic.  

MEET THE TEACHER

Dr Faria Sana

Associate Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University

Dr Sana is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University, teaching introductory psychology and learning courses to undergraduate students. Dr Sana is trained as a cognitive scientist and conducts research on evidence-based pedagogy and the science of learning. Dr Sana is the director of the Cognitive Science of Learning Lab and the co-director of the EdCog Research Lab. Dr Sana’s research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and has been showcased in newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times, and the Atlantic.  

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Bradley Busch

Psychologist at InnerDrive

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He is one of the leading experts on how schools and colleges can apply psychological research to improve learning and academic achievement. He is the co-author of The Science of Learning. His particular areas of interest in cognitive science are; retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and motivation.

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Bradley Busch
Psychologist at InnerDrive

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He is one of the leading experts on how schools and colleges can apply psychological research to improve learning and academic achievement. He is the co-author of The Science of Learning. His particular areas of interest in cognitive science are; retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and motivation.

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