Speaker, Author James M. Lang - Faculty Workshops

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The Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite you to attend a Workshop Series featuring renowned speaker and author James M. Lang, PhD.

Friday, October 19, 2018

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9:30am Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty - When students engage in academically dishonest behaviors, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. Hence if we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behavior, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students.  This workshop will provide an overview of the various pressures that push student toward academic dishonesty, and invite discussion about how to build a course and campus culture of academic integrity.


10:45am – Teaching Distracted Minds As faculty struggle with the problem of distracted students on our campuses and in our classes, they have become increasingly frustrated by the ways in which digital devices can interfere with student learning.  But are students today more distracted than they were in the past?  Has technology reduced their ability to focus and think deeply, as some popular books have argued?  This lecture draws upon scholarship from history, neuroscience, and education in order to provide productive new pathways for faculty to understand the distractible nature of the human brain, work with students to moderate the effects of distraction in their learning, and even leverage the distractible nature of our minds for new forms of connected and creative thinking.


11:45am – Lunch with the Author


12:15pm – Keynote Address – Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning ­- Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms.  This workshop will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:30am to 1:00pm

Student Center, 313 & 315
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214

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