Kris Gorman, of the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota, will present:
“Learning More by Teaching Less”
Abstract: Learning sciences research indicates that students best retain and apply information when they build connections to new information and have practice retrieving it. In order to do this in our courses, educational research suggests that we need to resist the urge “cover” lots of content and emphasize critical learning and reasoning skills that can lead to long term retention and learning. In this seminar, participants will learn about that research and a framework for designing their courses with less content and more learning.
Kris Gorman is an Education Program Specialist at the UMN Center for Educational Innovation. In that role, she supports faculty, instructors and TAs with their teaching, focusing on evidence-based practices that are practical to implement. She earned her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester and serves as the CEI liaison to SPH, CSE & the UMN Rochester campus.
A social tea will be held at 3:00 p.m. in A434 Mayo. All are Welcome.