CETL Fall Kickoff: Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning

September 19, 2014 at 6:30 am

CETL-logo-vertThe Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will offer three-hour workshop designed to help instructors engage modern day learners.

The program: “How Can I Get Students To Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.

Christy Price, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College, will be the featured speaker.

Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage modern learners, and regularly presents as a keynote speaker at faculty development workshops. Dr. Price has received numerous awards for her use of innovative teaching strategies including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category and the 2010 U.S. Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price’s most recent research focuses on engaging Millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom.

Workshop description:

A primary concern of instructors is that the students of today don’t seem to be taking responsibility for their own learning. All too often students attribute their ability to achieve learning outcomes as solely dependent upon the instructors and their methods. Drawing from the research in both cognitive and educational psychology, Dr. Price will help participants apply what is known about encouraging students to take charge of their own learning therefore becoming more eective and responsible learners.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
• the behaviors of the responsible learner and the literature related to what motivates student responsibility
• to identify specific practices that promote student responsibility
• how they might alter their interactions and course structure to promote more student responsibility for learning specific practices that promote student responsibility such as the use of the flipped classroom, the use of feedback and assessment, and collaborative learning will be presented.

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and welcomes all faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Please RSVP to cetl@uscupstate.edu.