Discussion of Readings
Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice (Terry Doyle)
Facilitator: Steven Hansen (Center for Teaching Excellence)
Tuesday, October 13, 3:00 - 4:15pm & Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 - 4:15pm
Location: Union 610
In Learner-Centered Teaching, Doyle offers a tour de force of current research on learning and applies the research to teaching practices in higher education. He says, "I have written this book in the hope of providing my colleagues in higher education the specific skills and strategies needed to move away from a teacher-centered lecture model of instruction to a learner-centered model of facilitating learning. Neuroscience, biology, and cognitive science research have made it clear that the one who does the work does the learning. Many faculty members do too much of the work for their students, which results in diminished learning" (p. 1).
In this book study, we will explore research-based developments in learning, ways to engage students in the process of learning that changes their brains, and concrete strategies to practice a learner-centered teaching approach.
Before enrolling in the book study, please consider that registering for the study and receiving a free copy of the book entails your commitment to attend both sessions of the study.
This session is now full. Registration is closed.