Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Session 6: The Kind of Practice & Feedback Does Matter in Students’ Remembering
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
Students often misunderstand what is involved in learning. Learning means not only encoding the content, but also the ability to retrieve and use that knowledge. Students think that rereading the text and their notes, and highlighting and underlining are sufficient – but we know that results in temporary, superficial learning.
In this interactive session, we will discuss types of practice; e.g., spaced, interleaved, and variable that are most beneficial to enhance learning and the features of effective feedback to help our students improve.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure
**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018 Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers” (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)
Wed, Feb. 28, 2018 Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning
Wed, Mar. 7, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Mar. 14, 2018 Session 5: Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning
Wed, Mar. 28, 2018 Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering