Teaching Excellence Workshop:
Introduction to Integrative Learning
Monday, September 13, 2010, 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Ever wonder why students sometimes cannot apply what they have learned in one situation to another? Maybe they have not fully developed their integrative learning skills. Integrative learning occurs when students make connections between what we teach what they have learned and experienced in other courses or co-curricular activities. Integrative learning is deeper and more permanent than memorizing course content, and is therefore a goal for many of us. However, it doesn’t happen automatically. What can we us as instructors do to help students develop integrative learning skills? Participants in this workshop will explore this question through allegory, discussion, and the sharing of perspectives.
About the Facilitator
This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jed Lyons, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Lyons is the recipient of USC’s Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award, Joseph Biedenbach Distinguished Service Award, and Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award.