Date(s) - Friday October 2
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, Room Cox A

What can instructors do to facilitate learning when they encounter students who seem uninterested and even apathetic toward course content and assignments?  Part of the responsibility for learning belongs to students, but as faculty, we can find new ways to motivate, inspire, and maybe even cajole students to learn. In this workshop we will explore some research-based strategies and tips faculty can use to make classroom learning, perhaps one of the most artificial learning settings, a more meaningful experience for students.  The workshop facilitator will use theories of learning and motivation as a basis for creating strategies to increase student engagement in course content and class sessions.

Register Online at

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)