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Transforming Students Into Learners: Helping Students Learn on Their Own
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: McDermott Library Auditorium, MC 2.410

The Center for Teaching and Learning presents

"Transforming Students Into Learners: Helping Students Learn on Their Own"

with special guest speaker, Dr. Linda Hodges, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Director of teh Faculty Development Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Do you ever feel that today’s students are needy? That they continue to ask more of you and less of themselves? What we may not realize is that many of our students have never really learned how to learn. And as experts we are often no longer conscious of the processes we use to learn something new, so it’s difficult for us to know how to help them. It not only takes mental effort to learn, but also emotional and psychological fortitude—grit to persevere in the face of challenges and courage to overcome failures. The good news is that we can help our students develop these skills and characteristics through some of our teaching practices—without creating undue work for us! In this workshop we’ll focus on three key constructs that expert learners use to their advantage—mindset, motivation, and metacognition. We’ll share how some of our teaching approaches can help cultivate these qualities, supporting students in taking ownership of their own learning and fostering their success.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

noon-1:30 p.m.

McDermott Library Auditorium, MC 2.410

Please rsvp at by November 2

Lunches will be provided

Seating is limited to 100 Attendees

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for Teaching and Learning, 972-883-2247
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