Many students lack confidence in their ability to learn and even fail to understand that they have the capacity to grow as learners. This session will present specific strategies for providing practice and feedback to develop students’ growth mindset in the light of what we know about CU students’ psychosocial characteristics.
Failure is known to be crucial to learning, yet many students fear failure so much that they either will not take the risks necessary to growth or cannot recover when they hit an obstacle. This session will present strategies for encouraging students to “fail forward” by challenging themselves enough to risk failure and turning failure into a positive learning experience.
21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills and motivation levels. Most students think that memorizing information just before examinations is tantamount to learning, and they spend considerably less time studying than is commensurate with their grade expectations. This interactive session will engage participants in activities that demonstrate why many students have difficulty achieving student learning outcomes. Cognitive science research based methods that can be used to facilitate conceptual, transferable learning will be presented, and participants will engage in activities and small group discussions that will prepare them to motivate students to become independent, self-directed learners.