Cognitive Load: Maximizing student learning while minimizing cognitive load (October 31, 2017)

Session Description

As experts in our particular fields, we have learned how to be critical learners.  That is, we have learned ways to plan, monitor, evaluate, and reflect on new contexts, ideas, practices, and research as part of daily lives. These reflective, metacognitive skills are invaluable to us, and they are largely invisible to (and therefore not practiced by) our students as novice learners. This session will focus on ways of incorporating reflective, metacognitive practices into your courses so that students, too, become critical learners, a foundation for becoming critical thinkers. Facilitated by Ilene Alexander (CEI) and Jennifer Englund (ATSS).

This workshop is offered online only. A WebEx link and login information will be emailed to you 1-2 days prior to the workshop.

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 

Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Advanced registration is closed, but you are still welcome to join us online. Contact Kris Gorman ksgorman@umn.edu with questions.

Note: If you are unable to attend the workshop but would like access to workshop materials, please fill out this form