sponsored by CPC
Saturday, January 18, 2014 hosted by Franklin & Marshall College 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included) Life Sciences & Philosophy Building (LSP)
Topic: “Teaching for Student Learning”
Speaker: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director, Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“There is a proliferation of misinformation pertaining to how students learn and how best to teach. Students themselves often do not fully understand their own cognitive processes, typically relying on implicit assumptions and trial-and-error to learn new material. The good news is that research provides clear evidence pertaining to what works best in the classroom with respect to human motivation and learning. This session is designed to provide you with evidence about how students learn, show you methods to get students more involved in the content, and demonstrate relevant applications from pedagogical research that can be used in just about any class. You will even have the opportunity to try out some classroom activities designed to increase student engagement and explore how you can create great opportunities to further facilitate their learning.”
There is no charge for the conference and lunch is provided. Details about directions and transportation to Franklin & Marshall College from Gettysburg and Dickinson will be available closer to the date.
RSVP is requested by January 14 Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-291-4282