Reading Circles

Reading Circles bring educators together for cross-disciplinary conversation to build knowledge, community and collaboration.

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Purpose:

To provide UofL faculty the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of learning theory and cognitive psychology by reading a common book about learning theory.

Audience:

Faculty and staff interested in the topic, with special outreach to part-time faculty.

Facilitator:

Nisha Gupta and co-facilitator (TBD) will lead the group.

Meeting Dates:

Reading circles take place monthly on Thursday evenings from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244). Dinner will be provided.

  • September 12
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 12

Description:

Join us as we read, Make it Stick, by scholars and cognitive psychologists Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel. This 2008 book is provocative, eye-opening, and often funny as it shows readers the vital principles of winning ideas that can transform the way you communicate ideas. Our group will meet 4 times over the course of the fall semester. Some of the questions we will examine include:

  • What are some key cognitive science principles related to learning and how do they translate into teaching practices?
  • What is self-regulation theory and how does it relate to student learning?
 
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