There is a wide array of research on how best to learn and how to teach effectively. Unfortunately, much of this research does not get to faculty in an effective way. Far too often we are burdened by buzzwords tossed around higher education without fully knowing the evidence behind them. In this session Dr. Gurung will review major ways higher education aims to help students learn and provide a new metaphor for teaching, treating learning as a pearl and then providing ways to cultivate it. He will review 40 years of psychological science highlighting key variables influencing learning, while knocking down major myths. The session will provide pragmatic tools and ways attendees can change their classes immediately.
Regan A. R. Gurung is the Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. An active researcher applying social and cognitive psychology to teaching and learning, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters, is the author/co-author or editor of 14 books, and is the founding co-editor of the American Psychological Association's flagship journal showcasing applications of cognitive science in teaching and learning.
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Memorial Union Building (MU), 104 - Journey Room
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331