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.

  • January 23
  • February 20
  • March 26
  • April 9

Description:

Join us as we read, Teach Students to Learn, by scholar and emeritus faculty member, Saundra McGuire. Many 21st Century students come to college with widely varying learning skills, little knowledge about how to work smarter, and even less interest in investing time or effort in learning. As faculty, we often lament that our learners are focused on achieving high grades and are not willing to focus on learning the information. Reading this book together offers insights and practical approaches to address this issue. Our group will meet 4 times over the course of the fall semester. Some of the questions we will examine include:

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

For more information, please contact Nisha Gupta at nisha.gupta@louisville.edu or 502-852-5104.

 
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