Teaching and Learning Summit

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Keynote Presentation  

Dr. Susan Ambrose
March 26, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Dr. Ambrose is Senior Vice Chancellor for Educational Innovation, and Professor of Education and History, at Northeastern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in college-level teaching and learning, and has conducted workshops and seminars for faculty and administrators throughout the United States and around the world. She focuses on translating research to practice in the design of curricula, courses and educational experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. She earned her Doctorate of Arts in history from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon before joining Northeastern in August 2012.

Dr. Susan Ambrose

Dr. Ambrose is co-author of five books, including the forthcoming Higher Education’s Road to Relevance: Navigating Complexity (Wiley, January 2020) and How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010), which has been widely praised for integrating fundamental research in the cognitive sciences and practical application. The book has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. She has also published articles in The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Quality Approaches in Higher Education, and the Journal of Engineering Education, as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes. She served as a Visiting Scholar for the American Society of Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation (1998-2001) and was named an American Council on Education fellow (1999-2000). Dr. Ambrose’s research has been funded by the NSF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the ALCOA Foundation, the Eden Hall Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, and the Davis Educational Foundation.

Exploring Research-based Principles of Learning and Their Connection to Teaching

In this session, we will explore some of the basic principles of learning, because learning results from what students do, and only what students do; our impact is in creating the conditions to engage students in the process that leads to learning. Our discussion will include translation of the principles into practice in the design and teaching of courses, labs, studios, and other educational experiences.

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify one principle of learning they have used, and describe both the principle and how they used it to someone who did not attend, and
  • Identify one principle they want to explore in more detail because they believe it could have an impact on students’ learning.

Attendees with disabilities should indicate the special services, assistance or appropriate modifications needed to fully participate in this event by contacting BGSU Accessibility Services by phone at 2-8495 or by email at access@bgsu.edu.

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How Do Students Develop Mastery?  

March 26, 2020 from 10:30-11:30 AM
Bowen-Thompson Student Union, McMaster Room 308

All faculty work toward helping students in their courses develop mastery at some level, narrowly or broadly, ranging from discrete skills to content knowledge to extensive knowledge and skills within a discipline. In this session we will focus on why tasks that seem simple and straight-forward to instructors often involve a complex combination of skills.

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how expert blind spot can affect teaching and learning,
  • Articulate three key elements in the development of mastery and explain their relevance to teaching and learning, and
  • Discuss 2 - 3 strategies to support students’ development of mastery.

Attendees with disabilities should indicate the special services, assistance or appropriate modifications needed to fully participate in this event by contacting BGSU Accessibility Services by phone at 2-8495 or by email at access@bgsu.edu.

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