Dinner and presentation:
motivating and engaging students: strategies for teaching from the psychology of learning
Abundant research demonstrates that learning takes place when the student's mind actively engages in the material. The major problem is determining how to increase that activity. Within the discipline of human memory, learning, and cognition exists a vast body of literature dealing specifically with this issue. Participants will leave this talk with an understanding of the basic concepts in human learning, how to present information so that students most effectively encode it into long-term memory, and how to help students know when they know.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Mott Event Center, Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint
Registration will begin at 5:00 pm; dinner buffet available at 5:30 pm. Presentation will commence at 6:00 pm.
REGISTRATON FOR THE DINNER EVENT HAS CLOSED. EVENT IS FULL.
WORKSHOPS for STUDENTS:
The New Science of Learning: Study Less and Learn More
Where did you learn how to learn and how to study? It is an odd question, as you have been doing it for a very long time, and since you’re in college, you’re clearly pretty good at it. That said, what if the strategies you use to study are not the most effective ways to learn? This session is not about spending more time studying, but rather how to study and learn better. The overall goal of this session is for you to better understand how your brain works when processing information and specific strategies you can employ to become a more effective learner.
Thursday, February 4, 2016:
Kettering University, 12:30-1:30 pm,Academic Building Room 1-817
Baker College of Flint, 2:30-4:00 pm, location TBD
Friday, February 5, 2016:
Mott Community College, Friday, February 5, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Mott Event Center
Note: UM-Flint students are invited to attend the presentation at Mott. Transportation will be provided.
What research tells us about how learning works: research and applications for the classroom and beyond
There is a proliferation of misinformation pertaining to how students learn and how best to teach.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 evidence about how students learn, demonstrate methods to get students more involved in the content, and describe relevant applications from pedagogical research that can be used in just about any class.
Friday, February 5, 8:00 - 10:00 am, Mott Event Center, Mott Community College