Link to Registration; Register by 9/17
Keynote on Teaching Distracted Minds
As faculty struggle with the problem of distracted students on our campuses and in our classes, they have become increasingly frustrated by the ways in which distracting devices can interfere with student learning. But are students today more distracted than they were in the past? Has technology reduced their ability to focus and think deeply, as some popular books have argued? This lecture draws upon scholarship from history, neuroscience, and education in order to provide productive new pathways for faculty to understand the distractible nature of the human brain, work with students to moderate the effects of distraction in their learning, and even leverage the distractible nature of our minds for new forms of connected and creative thinking.
Teaching Distracted Minds – Interactive Keynote
Thu, September 20, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m., Cinema, Connelly Center
Followed by refreshments
Keynote and workshop on Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning
Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classes. This interactive lecture and workshop will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.
Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning - Interactive Keynote
Fri, September 21, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Driscoll Hall, Auditorium, Room 132
Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning – Workshop Session
Fri, September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Dougherty Hall, East Lounge
Followed by lunch with informal, collegial conversation