The Architecture of Learning
Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain
by Kevin D. Washburn, Ed.D.




I have been a teacher for more than twenty years, and I write from this perspective. My interest in neurocognitive research is a
by-product of my passion for enabling learning.
I find learning, memory, creativity, and critical thinking especially intriguing topics, and I hope my findings in these areas have been accurately translated into tools for my colleagues.

Instruction can produce learning that lasts beyond the school year, learning that enriches the learner’s life. Students depend on teachers to possess the ability to teach what they know effectively. Hopefully, this book will enable all of us to design better instruction so we teach with greater effectiveness. I know my understanding of learning and ability to design instruction have benefitted from writing it.