Webinar: Leveraging Learning Science for Optimal Course Design, Teaching Practices, and Encouraging Proper Student Study Practices
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The science of memory is increasingly well understood, but faculty practices are frequently not aligned with emerging understandings about how people learn. This BVA webinar will explore how principles from learning science can strengthen course redesign efforts, decisions about assessment, and the use of classroom time. Additionally, we will look at best practices for helping with study skills that are informed by research on learning and memory. Drawing on work at the University of South Florida, we will look at how learning science can help faculty implement more effective course designs, teaching methods, and student study practices. Webinar leader Kevin Yee will share resources for this work that can easily be adapted for use on other campuses.
Kevin Yee is the Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) at the University of South Florida. In 2016, Dr. Yee also assumed the duties of Assistant Dean in Undergraduate Studies, and currently supervises the offices of the Academic Success Center (Writing Studio, Tutoring, and the SMART Lab), and ATLE.
Dr. Yee has always striven for highly interactive teaching. He collects ideas for innovative approaches in the classroom and curates an internationally-recognized list of interactive techniques. His research interests are broad, and focus on everything from emerging technology and Web 2.0 tools for teaching, to the pedagogy of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and concepts such as student motivation or gamification. He is firmly in the camp that the science of learning, as evolved from cognitive psychology, is foundational for effective teaching practices.