The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at
PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science presents as
part of the MME Seminar Series, How Do Students Learn?
Title: "How Do Students Learn?"
Speaker: Candyce Reynolds, Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University
Date: October 6, 2006
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 102, Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (map)
Our understanding of how people learn has grown as the research in brain and cognitive science has exploded over the last several years. This research, of course, has direct implications for how we understand and teach our students. The first part of this two part series will explore the most recent research on how people learn. We'll begin a discussion about how this understanding can encourage deep, lasting, and transferable learning in our students. The second part of the series will focus on teaching strategies that create learning environments where students can thrive.
Candyce Reynolds, Ph.D. is the Director of Teaching and Learning at PSU's Center for Academic Excellence and is a frequent speaker on teaching and learning issues. As a counseling and educational psychologist, her scholarship focuses on the use of student reflection in the learning process. One of her greatest loves is teaching, participating in and being witness to the learning process.