How People Learn

Days and times (Summer 2019): Tuesdays | 10:30am-11:45am CT
Dates: May 28 – July 2
: Online
Credit information: n/a
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Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Half Course

‘How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School’ (2000) is a seminal work about the processes of learning. A product of the National Academies, this book lays the foundation for a scientific understanding of learning, as well as how this understanding can inform better teaching practice. In 2018, a follow-up book, How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, was released, which continued where the first one left off. Together, these texts provide a formidable introduction to learning for future (and current!) faculty.

The purpose of this six-week series is to take participants on a journey through these texts, beginning with the scientific bases of learning, through the design of successful learning environments, the role of culture in the learning process, and finally, integrating digital technologies into the effective learning environment. This will be done in an informal, discussion-based format. Participants are expected to attend each session, and to come with questions that the group can unpack.

Registration & Enrollment

Early registration for CIRTL members only is open from April 23 through May 7. Regular registration runs from May 8 through May 24 at 12PM CT. STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. This program is limited to 25 participants.

More information for this online course can be found on the CIRTL website