Foundational Course Initiative Seminar: Lessons from a Course Transformation Program at a Large Research Intensive University
In an era in which active learning, student engagement, and transformative education is increasingly discussed, it is crucial that educators understand the factors that foster greater student engagement and what is broadly referred to as student-centered learning. We then need to be able to effectively apply that knowledge to our work in the classroom. For the past 5 years, I have been engaged in a collaborative effort leading a course transformation program at a large research intensive university. The transformations were guided by the motivational framework of self-determination theory. I will share the motivational principles underlying successful transformations in higher education as well as the associated research evidence. An extension of this project is currently funded by the Department of Education as part of the First-in-the-World federal initiative.
This is a brown bag seminar. Drinks provided.
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