New Workshop Added: Why Students Behave the Way They Do
Why Students Behave the Way They Do: A Teacher’s Guide to Cognitive Development
“Why do we have to do group work? It’s such a waste of time! Just lecture and tell us what we need to know.”
Are you curious why you hear this phrase in your classes? Why your students are reluctant to work in small groups or contribute to discussions? Why your students struggle when there’s no one correct answer and find it frustrating to determine how one answer is better than another?
The good news: They’re not just being annoying.
Many of these behaviors are explained when framed in cognitive development structures. In this workshop we will discuss cognitive development and you’ll leave with practical strategies and approaches that you might use to nudge students along developmental paths so that they take ownership of their learning.
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 4, 4:10-5:30
Facilitator: Milt Cox, Educational Consultant, Center for Teaching
Format: Teaching Workshop
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, and Post-docs.
Milt Cox, the facilitator for this session, is a new addition to the CFT and is the former director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Miami University of Ohio, having served as a campus leader for teaching and learning at Miami for almost three decades. He continues working at Miami part-time, directing the Lilly Conference on College Teaching (which he founded) and serving as editor-in-chief for three journals, including the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (also founded by Milt). Milt is an international leader in the areas of faculty learning communities and the scholarship of teaching and learning, and we’re very lucky to have him!
Image: “O is for Occipital Lobe,” illuminaut, Flickr (CC)
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