Center for Teaching Excellence
The concrete suggestions in the other sections is backed up research and pedagogical theory. These sources discuss the basic building blocks that underlie the practice recommendations.
How People Learn (National Academy of Sciences)
Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Domains (original and revised)
A Model of Learning Objectives (tied to Bloom's Taxonomy)
Understanding By Design (e-book, accessible on campus or through VPN)
Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice (do female students process information differently?)