Date(s) - Friday October 2
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, Room Cox A

There is a proliferation of misinformation pertaining to how students learn and how best to teach. Students themselves often do not fully understand their own cognitive processes, typically relying on implicit assumptions and trial-and-error to learn new material. The good news is that research provides clear evidence pertaining to what works best in the classroom with respect to human motivation and learning. This session is designed to provide you with evidence about how students learn, show you methods to get students more involved in the content, and demonstrate relevant applications from pedagogical research that can be used in just about any class.  You will even have the opportunity to try out a few classroom strategies designed to increase student engagement.

Lunch Included.

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About the Speaker

Todd D. Zakrajsek

Todd D. Zakrajsek

Todd D. Zakrajsek, PHD is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves as the Associate Director of Fellowship Programs. Dr. Zakrajsek is also the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators at UNC School of Medicine, an organization with nearly 300 faculty and resident members. His current academic work and publications pertain to faculty development, effective instructional strategies, and student learning. His most recent books include The New Science of Learning (co-authored with Terry Doyle; Stylus; 2013) and Teaching for Learning (co-authored with Claire Major and Michael Harris, Routledge Publishing, due out Sept. 2015).


Watch Todd Zakrajsek’s TEDxUNC Talk: Improve Learning by Thinking about Learning

The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain by Todd ZakrajsekRead his book: The New Science of Learning (co-authored with Terry Doyle; Stylus; 2013)