Teaching STEM Students How to Learn
Award-winning professor Saundra McGuire presents concrete strategies to fuel academic success for all STEM students.
Only 40 percent of students who intend to major in a STEM field end up completing a STEM degree. For award-winning educator Dr. Saundra McGuire, these poor success rates aren’t due to a lack of ability. They reflect the fact that most students simply don’t know the learning strategies they need in order to be successful.
In this on-demand presentation, Dr. McGuire shares the cognitive science and research-based learning methods that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning. You’ll discover how to teach students simple, yet powerful strategies to increase their understanding of the learning process, boost motivation and ensure success in STEM courses and beyond.
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- What metacognition is and how student awareness of the learning process improves outcomes
- The impact of cultivating a growth mindset on student motivation
- How to teach students about Bloom’s Taxonomy to increase their ability to think critically
- Simple strategies for changing students’ mindsets about their ability to succeed
Teach Students How to Learn
Dr. McGuire’s best-selling book is a must-read for educators who want to dramatically improve student learning and success. Dr. McGuire provides insights into why today’s students lack effective learning strategies and offers a step-by-step guide to motivate and empower students to be the best they can be.
About the Speaker
Dr. Saundra McGuire is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, professor emerita of chemistry, and director emerita of the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University. She is the author of the best-selling books Teach Students How to Learn and Teach Yourself How to Learn. Her latest publication, The Parents’ Guide to Studying and Learning, focuses on achieving metacognitive equity by teaching students how to implement effective learning strategies. Her successful mentoring of underrepresented STEM students earned her the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.