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The A&P Professor

92 EpisodesProduced by Kevin PattonWebsite

Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to superchar… read more


Understanding How We Learn, a Chat with Yana Weinstein Megan Sumeracki | TAPP Radio 27

Weinstein & Sumeracki join Kevin for a conversation about their new book that explores how learning science can help us teach more effectively & help our students learn more effectively. And a brief update on how myosin-actin interactions in the RBC cytoskeleton help regulate cell shape and deformability.

0:59 | New discovery about the shape of red blood cells
4:54 | Featured: Chat with the authors of a new book about how we learn

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"Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there's a preference for relying on our intuitions about what's best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike."
Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki in Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide


1 | Regulation of Red Blood Cell Shape 4 minutes

Recent evidence points to a myosin-actin interaction in  the cytoskeleton connected to the plasma membrane as a key mechanism for regulating RBC deformability. Thus that old myosin-actin attraction learned while exploring muscle contraction accomplishes important tasks in other parts of the body, too!


2 | Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide 23 minutes

Dr. Yana Weinstein and Dr. Megan Sumeracki join Kevin for an informative chat about their new book Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide. These learning scientists explain how A&P professors can use the six strategies for learning in their courses to help students learn.

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Sample from Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide

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