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Igniting the Spark: Motivating Student Learning (Delphi Center's Celebration of Teaching and Learning)

Founder's Union Building, Shelby Campus

When Feb 07, 2014
from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Where Founder's Union Building, Shelby Campus
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 Igniting the Spark: Motivating Student Learning – this is the Friday, February 7, full-day Celebration of Teaching and Learning conference we have at Shelby campus from 8am-4pm. It’s FREE, and open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who register at the link below. 

This year’s conference explores the application of motivation research to teaching. We will consider questions such as:

  • How do findings from motivation research inform effective practices in college teaching?
  • What are evidence-based teaching practices that have been demonstrated to enhance student motivation?
  • What have members of our university community who have conducted research about learning and motivation 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. Ken Bain, president, Best Teachers Institute. He is the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers, and his now classic book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004), is one of the top selling books on higher education. The sequel, What the Best College Students Do, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012, and has become an international best seller.

During the Celebration luncheon, join us as Provost Shirley Willihnganz announces the winner of the 2013-14 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. She will also recognize the 2012-13 Faculty Favorite Award nominees.

Choose from among eight, one-hour concurrent sessions led by faculty, or visit our hands-on Motivation Technology Lab. Highlights of the day will include a faculty panel discussion on the topic of motivating students through lecture, and a closing plenary performance and interactive discussion with Drs. Kent Hatterberg and Mike Tunnell, and their exceptional School of Music brass and choral students.


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