Day in May 2014

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Event

Event Title

Keynote Presentation: A Theory of Teachable Moments

Location

Campus Center

Start Date

14-5-2014 8:00 AM

End Date

14-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

Students' assumptions and mis-perceptions of how they learn can lead to ineffective study strategies. Faculty also have assumptions of how students learn, which influence their teaching. Dr. Chew reviewed the scope of the challenge of getting students to learn, discussed the limitations of ways we usually approach teaching, examined why good teaching is always theory driven and described good teaching in terms of a theory of teachable moments.

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Dr. Chew is best known for his groundbreaking series of YouTube videos for students on how to study effectively in college, which can be found at How To Study and directly on his Youtube channel.

Dr. Chew has been a professor and chair of psychology at Samford University in Birmingham. Alabama since 1993. One of his primary research areas is the cognitive basis of teaching and learning.

Dr. Chew is an APA Fellow through the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. In 2005, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for for the Teaching of Psychology as the outstanding teacher of psychology at four-year colleges and universities. He was named the 2011 Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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May 14th, 8:00 AM May 14th, 3:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: A Theory of Teachable Moments

Campus Center

Students' assumptions and mis-perceptions of how they learn can lead to ineffective study strategies. Faculty also have assumptions of how students learn, which influence their teaching. Dr. Chew reviewed the scope of the challenge of getting students to learn, discussed the limitations of ways we usually approach teaching, examined why good teaching is always theory driven and described good teaching in terms of a theory of teachable moments.