Friday, February 15, 2013 | BTSU Lenhart Grand Ballroom | 9:00 am
On Friday, February 15, 2013, the BGSU community gathers to celebrate student achievement of the University Learning Outcomes through best teaching and learning practices. Setup for presenters begins at 8:00am, and the Fair itself starts at 9:00am.
Come to the Fair!
Fairgoers will interact with BGSU community members who are demonstrating commitment to student learning and development; for example:
• learner-centered course planning and activities
• learner activities that occur outside of the classroom and engage others in
action while participating and leading
• application of pedagogies and teaching strategies: active learning,
problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning
• approaches to the assessment of student learning
• course design and experiences that afford learners opportunities to participate
in an organized service activity
Keynote Presentation at 11:30
This year's Keynote address will be by Terry Doyle, an author, educational consultant and professor of reading at Ferris State University where he has worked for the past 36 years. He spent from 1998 to spring of 2009 as the Senior Instructor for Faculty Development and Coordinator of the New to Ferris Faculty Transition Program for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Ferris State University.
Terry's talk is entitled, "Helping Students Learn in Harmony with Their Brains" and deals with new research about how the human brain works and learns. The value of this research is its potential to elevate the learning success of all students regardless of their learning situations. This new science research about human learning helps to level the playing field for all learners. This presentation will discuss many of these new research findings and suggest ways to apply them in a higher education setting. Topics will include findings on movement and exercise, stress, sleep, memory enhancers, attention enhancers and the role of neurogenisis, and neuroplasticity in enhancing learning.
Terry has presented over seventy-five workshops on teaching and learning topics at regional,
national and international conferences and has worked with faculty from one hundred different colleges and universities across the country over the past several years. His presentations focus on ways to assist higher education faculty in becoming learner-centered teachers and how faculty can apply new findings from neuroscience, biology and cognitive science in their teaching to improve students’ learning.
He is the author of two books on Learner-centered Teaching. The first is Helping Students Learn in a Learner Center Environment: A Guide to Teaching in Higher Education, published by Stylus, 2008. His newest book is titled Learner-centered Teaching: Putting the Research into Practice which was published by Stylus, October, 2011. He is also the co-author of the book New Faculty Transition -An Ideal Program published in 2004. He is currently co-authoring, with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, a book for college students titled Learning in Harmony with Your Brain that should be available in 2013.