Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: Maximizing Opportunities for Students to Become More Effective, Efficient Learners
“Much of what we’ve been doing as teachers and students isn’t serving us well, but comparatively simple changes could make a big difference.”
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
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You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 4: A Critical Skill for Students to Master: Building Memory and Significant Deep Learning
Barbara Oakley and her colleagues say that “students fool themselves into thinking they’re learning.” Students may believe that they “understand” the content and that they can easily retrieve what they learned; however when it comes down to doing assignments or exams, they are often unsuccessful. Building on the research in the area of brain science and cognitive psychology, there are a number of pedagogically-sound strategies that faculty can implement to ensure that our students move from surface learning to deep learning.
Join this session to learn how to teach our students how to be more efficient and effective learners. Some strategies we will explore are: “learn it - link it”, retrieval, prediction, self-explanation, interleaving, and more.
*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 14, 2022 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Sept. 21, 2022 Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning
Wed, Oct. 5, 2022 Session 3: Identifying and Implementing Effective Questioning Strategies
Wed, Oct. 12, 2022 Session 4: A Critical Skill for Students to Master: Building Memory and Significant Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 19, 2022 Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus