Engaging Students: Insights from Neuroscience and the Big Screen
Dr. Barbara Oakley shares strategies to motivate students using insights from movie-making and neuroscience. You won't want to miss this webinar.
You’ve heard the news—or witnessed it first hand: students are more disconnected and checked out than ever. So how can we awaken curiosity, improve engagement and help them re-discover the joy of learning?
Educator and renowned author of Uncommon Sense Teaching, Dr. Barbara Oakley, is here to share intriguing insights from movie-making and the world of neuroscience to keep your students engaged. Hold onto your seats as we explore the ‘allure of movement,’ creating teaching ‘hooks,’ and the power of reward in helping students lean into learning.
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- Simple ways to attract and hold student attention (and why your enthusiasm matters)
- How surprise (in the form of ‘hooks’) and unexpected rewards renew and maintain focus
- Why metaphors are just as effective as (and less dry than) retrieval practice in helping students retain information
- How to incorporate movement into lectures and presentations to keep students on task
Uncommon Sense Teaching
Barbara Oakley’s acclaimed book combines decades of research and teaching experience to equip instructors with proven strategies to motivate and engage increasingly diverse students.
About the Speaker
Dr. Barbara Ann Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University and McMaster University and the author of several acclaimed books, including Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn and the New York Times best-selling science book, A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra). Her research and writing focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior and has been featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Wall Street Journal.