UW Continuum College Instructor Resources

Additional Resources

There are a number of accessible resources that address learning. Keep in mind that resources that focus on children can be quite informative and inspiring when teaching adults as long as you are mindful of your particular audience.


Web-based resources and lists



  • Ambrose. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010)
  • National Research Council. How People Learn (2001)
  • Knowles et al. The Adult Learner (2012)
  • Merriam and Bierema. Adult Learning (2014)
  • Fleming and Garner. Brief Guide for Teaching Adult Learners (2009)
  • Tate. “Sit and Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites, 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain (2012)