When Learning Isn’t Learning: Fostering Deeper Learning


Adams Building Auditorium, 3450 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E8, CA

*NOTE: The room has changed to Adams Auditorium.*

In this highly interactive session, we will explore recent research that finds that students don't always learn as deeply as we once thought they did. We'll also explore some explosive new findings in teaching and learning that can help us foster deep learning among our students and the development of adaptive expertise. Our world is changing rapidly, and we need to produce more graduates who can adapt to those changes. This session will help faculty think differently about teaching and learning and stimulate student motivation and achievement.

Location: Adams Auditorium (map)

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About Ken Bain

"Historian, educator and President, Best Teachers Institute, Ken Bain spent much of his academic career at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and NYU, before becoming Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University of the District of Columbia, a post he left in July 2013. He was the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair University. In the 1970s and early 80s he was Professor of History at the University of Texas--Pan American. His now classic book What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. The sequel, What the Best College Students Do, also from Harvard University Press, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012, and has become an international best seller." (Source)

Contact Information

Maria Orjuela-Laverde
Faculty of Engineering & Teaching and Learning Services
maria.orjuela-laverde [at] mcgill.ca


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