- 12:00 p.m.
Todd Zakrajsek, an expert on student learning who has given keynote addresses at learning conferences nationally and internationally, discusses the abundant
research demonstrating that learning takes place when the student's mind
actively engages in the material.
The major problem is determining how to
increase that activity. Within the discipline of human memory, learning, and
cognition exists a vast body of literature dealing specifically with this
issue. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the basic
concepts in human learning, how to present information so that students most
effectively encode it into long-term memory, and how to help students know when
they know. Using demonstrations and participant activities, this lecture will
draw specific attention to how research and theory on memory directly impacts
teaching and learning.
Todd Zakrajsek served as executive director
of the Center for Faculty Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill until September 2012;
he is currently leading faculty development as an Associate Professor at the
UNC’s School of Medicine. He was previously the Inaugural Director of the
Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the
founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon
University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured
associate professor in the psychology department. Todd also directs the Lilly
Conference on Teaching and Learning at Traverse City, Michigan, and the
International Conference on Improving University Teaching. Dr. Zakrajsek
received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio
University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student
learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in over 30
states and 4 countries in the past several years.
This event is open to New School faculty and staff only.