“First” Wednesday Forum Event

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00, Hubbell I

The New Science of Learning: How Research is Revolutionizing the Way We Learn (and Teach)

todd-zakrajsekThere is a proliferation of misinformation pertaining to how people learn. The good news is that research provides clear evidence pertaining to what works best. Todd Zakrajsek will provide evidence of how students learn and offer examples of how students can apply it when they study and how teachers can apply it in their classrooms.

The New Science of LearningDr. Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Todd is the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his work at UNC, he was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor. Todd currently directs two Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning, one annually in Traverse City, Michigan, and the other in Bethesda, Maryland.

Todd also sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries. (Bio from LinkedIn.com)

Copies of Todd’s new book will be available for purchase.