"Make it Stick" has been described as "the single best work I have encountered on the subject [of how students learn]. Anyone with an interest in teaching or learning will benefit from reading this book, which not only presents thoroughly grounded research but does so in an eminently readable way that is accessible even to students" (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2014). Come join us for a lively discussion about how to create learning environments that make the information "stick" for students. The first 12 faculty members who sign up will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
In this presentation, Dr. DiPietro will highlight the structure and programs of the new CETL for the short and long term. He will detail the Center’s vision and philosophy, in accordance with the Provost’s mandate and the University’s strategic plan. Emphasis will be given to serving the faculty on both campuses as well as increasing the national and international reputation of the Center.
Join us for a highly interactive session in which we discuss the research on how to form groups, how to structure group tasks, and how to minimize problems with group work, most notably social loafing.
During their college years, students undergo momentous changes, which affect their own learning experience. In this workshop, we will review theories of student development, focusing on intellectual and social identity development, and brainstorm instructional strategies for students at different levels of maturity.
In any class students will have different levels and types of motivation, which influence their behavior in our courses. In this workshop, we will discuss the levers faculty have at their disposal to activate motivation and engage students more fully in learning.
Research shows that the popular saying "Practice makes perfect" is not always true. Sometimes practice only reinforces bad habits. Research has identified the features of productive practice, including the kinds of feedback that must accompany it. In this workshop, we will review this research, and generate strategies for embedding deliberate practice into our courses.
A growing body of literature emphasizes the subtle but profound impact of the intellectual, social, and emotional classroom climate on learning and performance. Research shows that climate affects all students in the classroom, but in particular certain minority groups. In this seminar we will explore the main findings from climate research, and we will brainstorm concrete strategies to foster a productive and welcoming learning environment.
People who are experts in their domains are not automatically able to teach all the skills needed in that domain. Precisely because of our own expertise, we are victims of the phenomenon called expert blind spot. In this workshop, we will review the research on expert blind spot, juxtapose it with the research on skill acquisition, and brainstorm strategies to guide students toward mastery.
Disciplinary approaches to creativity and problem solving are part of the KSU university-wide competencies. Can creativity be assessed? In this workshop creativity benchmarks will be defined and methods of assessment will be discussed including the Association of American Colleges & Universities VALUE Rubrics.