Colloquium with Dr. Regan Gurung


DATE
Thursday January 12, 2017
TIME
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

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FEATURING

Dr. Regan Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

TITLE

Cultivating Learning: Capitalizing on Psychological Science

ABSTRACT

gurung_covercropWhat are the best ways to increase student learning? While there are numerous opinions to answer this question, there is also a rich body of evidence-based techniques that educators can rely on. We now know the most important predictors of learning. We now have a sense of practices that have high impact.  Numerous disciplines now conduct educational research and higher education has begun to incorporate these findings back into the classroom.  Both cognitive factors such as mindset, and non cognitive 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.VIDEO

BIO

Regan Gurung‘s research focuses on social and personality psychology. His current work investigates ways to diffuse objectification and sexism, increase health, and fitness, and increase learning.


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Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year.