The KIP Fall 2016 Seminar Series will kick off on Friday, September, 30 with Dr. Stephen DiCarlo, professor in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University.
Friday, September 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm
His work focuses on shifting information distribution from a teacher-centered based approach so that students become “active learners.” He has received numerous awards for his teaching including the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lecturer award from the American Physiological Society.
Abstract: Too Much Content, Not Enough Thinking, and Too Little FUN!
Henry Ford, stated “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few people engage in it.” This is also true in the classroom where the content driven curriculum leaves little time for thinking. In this setting, information is transferred from the notes of one person to the notes of another person without going through the minds of either person. That is, we spend too little time thinking about the information. This is important because active processing of information, not just passive reception of that information, leads to learning. Specifically, we understand the information we think about because understanding is the residue of thinking. Therefore, we will discuss strategies to create a joy, an excitement, and a love for learning. By making learning fun, our students will be impatient to run home, study, and contemplate–to really learn.
*This is a co-sponsored event with William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Dr. DiCarlo will also deliver a lunchtime presentation and hands on workshop on Thursday, September 29. Both events can be found on the Michigan Tech Events Calendar or clicking on the links provided.