Student Learning

Allison P. Knight, PhD

Allison P. Knight, Ph.D., earned her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia. She spent 10 years working for the Commonwealth of Virginia, diagnosing and treating learning disorders. Dr. Knight has served as EVMS’ Director of Academic Development since 2012, providing services to help all EVMS students be academically successful. She is also an Assistant Professor in the EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Student Learning

Teaching effectiveness is aided by an understanding of learning theory.  This "Bite" will explore the learning cycle as relates to students, and discuss working memory. Teaching strategies that align with the learning cycle, and working memory will then we discussed.

At the end of the professional development byte you will be able to:

  • Incorporate knowledge of the learning cycle to deliver course material effectively
  • Utilize knowledge of working memory capacity to deliver course material effectively
  • Develop strategies to help students avoid the "illusion of knowing"

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Student Learning  (CME Credit)

Student Learning (Non CME Credit)


  1. Brown, P.C., Roediger, H.L., & McDaniel, M.A.  (2014).  Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Boston: Belknap Press
  2. Carey, B.  (2014).  How we learn.  New York: Random House
  3. Cepeda, N.J., Vul, E., Rohrer, D., Wixted, J.T., & Pashler, H.  (2008).  Spacing effects in learning: A temporal ridgeline of optimal reduction.  Psychological Science, 19(11), 1093-1102
  4. Roediger, H.L., & Karpicke, J.D.  (2006).  The power of testing memory: Basic research and implications for educational practice.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(3), 181-210.

Release date: June 01, 2016

Expiration date: May 31, 2019

Dr. Knight has disclosed she has no relevant financial relationships