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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
MSU Union Parlor C
The Graduate School and F&OD

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

A tenet of learner-centered teaching is that learning is the litmus test of any pedagogy. Therefore, one of the most important investments professors can make is to understand the learning process so that their teaching is intentionally designed to maximize learning. In this workshop, Michele DiPietro will synthesize 50 years of research on learning from the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, developmental, and inclusive-learning perspectives into seven integrated principles. This interactive workshop will illustrate the seven principles with demonstrations, discussions, and other activities that highlight how each of the principles can be used to enhance participants’ teaching. Michele DiPietro is a co-author of the new and highly regarded book on college teaching: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. He is also the President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the leading association of faculty developers in North America.