Teaching and Learning: Myths, Evidence, and Clear Paths Forward

Wednesday, February 20 | 10:45AM–11:30AM PT
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
There is a surprising amount of misinformation in the higher education ecosphere regarding how people learn; however, we are also experiencing something of a renaissance regarding what we know about effective teaching and human learning. Through an interactive game exploring the most popular conceptions and misconceptions about learning and cognition, those who attend this session will discover surprising truths about how students learn that are based on the findings of recent educational research. These truths provide concrete guidance for classroom practice as well as university-wide initiatives and student support services, and many of these will be explored.

Outcomes: Explore long-standing myths regarding how students learn * Clearly articulate (and provide references for) the empirical research that provides clarity regarding these myths * Highlight what we know about how students learn and provide clear pedagogical advice for how to apply this knowledge