2013 Celebration of Teaching & Learning
Teaching in Harmony with the Brain: Applying Learning Science in Today's Classroom and Beyond
Friday, February 8
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building
312 N. Whittington Pkwy.
Louisville, KY 40222
This year's conference explores the application of findings from learning science research to teaching. We will consider questions such as:
- How do findings from learning science research inform effective practices in college teaching?
- What are evidence-based teaching practices that have been demonstrated to enhance student learning?
- What have members of our university community who have conducted research about the science of learning discovered?
- How can these findings be translated to help us improve the teaching practices, strategies, and approaches we use every day?
We are pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Terry Doyle, author, educational consultant, and professor of reading at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Since 2001, Dr. Doyle has presented over 60 teaching and learning workshops at national and international conferences. His latest book, Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice, presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college. The book provides the underlying rationale for this approach as well as examples and ideas for putting these concepts into practice.
During lunch, join us as Provost Shirley Willihnganz recognizes our 2011-12 Faculty Favorite Award recipients.
Throughout the day choose from among ten, one-hour concurrent sessions led by faculty and visit our hands-on Learning Science Café. Highlights include featured sessions led by University of Louisville's Dr. Keith Lyle and Elon University's Dr. Steve Friedland.
New this year, we have invited Ben Motz, Director of Pedagogy at Indiana University, to offer a closing plenary session.
Join us on Thursday, February 7 for two special pre-Celebration workshops with Dr. Terry Doyle, held on the Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses. Learn more.
As You Celebrate, Connect With Us and Each Other!
We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration of Teaching and Learning!
What Do You Think? #CLbrT13
"Information that is frequently retrieved becomes more retrievable. In the jargon of cognitive psychology, the strength of the "memory trace" for any information that is recalled grows stronger with each retrieval" (p. 38, Halpern, D. F., & Hakel, M. D., 2003 July/August, Applying the science of learning, Change Magazine.).
What are some different ways that your students practice retrieving course ideas and information?