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Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning

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7th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Cultivating Learning: Evidence-Based
Strategies to Enhance College Teaching

Presented byFlier-size

Regan Gurung
Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human
Development & Psychology
University of Wisconsin


Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • Keynote Address: 10:00–11:30 a.m., Liberal Arts Building, room 159
  • Lunch**: Noon, Walb Classic Ballroom
  • Workshop**: 1:00–3:00 p.m., Walb Classic Ballroom

**If attending lunch and small group sessions, please register by:Thursday, December 22 at noon.

Lecture: What are the best ways to increase student learning? While there are numerous opinions on the answer, there is also a rich body of evidence-based techniques for educators to use. We now know the most important predictors of learning and a sense of practices that have high impact. Numerous disciplines now conduct educational research, and higher education has begun to incorporate these findings into the classroom. Both cognitive factors such as mindset, and noncognitive factors such as class design may influence learning. In this presentation, I provide a metaphor for optimizing learning that capitalizes on research on teaching and learning. I will provide pragmatic tips to change student learning and improve teaching while highlighting important factors influencing learning.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences