Friday, April 4, 2014
Todays college graduates must be able to think critically and creatively, and be able to communicate and collaborate effectively. Many of our course improvement efforts, which often integrate interactive online resources, require that students know how to learn in different ways to be successful. Hence, twenty-first century teaching and learning must be focused on more than knowledge acquisition. It must also involve a process that empowers students to self assess and take responsibility for their own learning. Yet most students are unaware of how they learn or what constitutes effective ways to study. Fortunately, independent, self-directed learning skills can be taught and encouraged through specific teaching methods.
Join us for a full day of inspiring ideas and practical strategies to implement in your teaching practice.
Sponsored by the Office of Teaching and Learning
Keynote speaker Dr. Linda Nilson will engage participants in an interactive session about how to transform students into self-regulated learners. Dr. Nilson is the founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University and author of Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills. During this conference she will draw from this recent book, which outlines numerous practical ways to encourage independent and self-directed learning from our students.