Hypatian Seminar: Lisa Berry (Instructional Development), 'Helping Student Take Responsibility for Learning'

Event Date: 

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

Event Contact: 

Arielle Leitner
Email: aleitner@math.ucsb.edu

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Berry, Instructional Development
Title:  Helping Students take Responsibility for their Mathematics Learning
Do you find yourself lamenting about students' lack of motivation, poor work ethic or their all-consuming focus on getting "the correct answer?"  If so, this seminar will provide you with concrete strategies to overcome these impediments to learning.  We will discuss grading strategies that can revitalize students' motivation to engage with the homework, ways to structure your lecture/section to involve students, and feedback mechanisms to help foster a shared responsibility for learning.  This focus on "student-centered learning" will be a useful framework for those of you who plan to complete the Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT program).
Dr. Lisa Berry has studied Mathematics Education at the college level for the past seven years, teaches a Quantitative Thinking course for the Environmental Studies department, and is an Instructional Consultant in the Department of Instructional Development.