This webinar is designed to help faculty, learning center professionals, and student affairs personnel develop strategies to help students become independent, self-directed learners. A discussion of the characteristics of today’s students will help participants understand why many students lack effective learning strategies when they enroll in college, and how simple it is to teach them strategies for successful learning.
Reflection and think-pair-share activities will introduce participants to cognitive science research-based methods that can be used to improve teaching and learning. The session will provide a variety of strategies that have proven successful in helping students experience meaningful, transferable learning.
Participants will learn:
- Discover characteristics of many of today’s learners
- Understand why an emphasis on performance goals rather than learning goals has affected students’ outcomes
- Learn what the cognitive science research indicates about how people learn
- Review metacognitive learning strategies that work
- Discuss the effect of student mindset on learning outcomes
- Learn strategies for teaching unprepared students
- 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Learning Centers