Participants will read How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Ambrose et al. (2010). Participants will examine the pedagogical research behind successful strategies for collecting evidence of student learning and documenting learning gains.
Weekly meetings will address a variety of teaching contexts and emphasize practical adoption of effective practice. Topics will include Prior Knowledge, Knowledge Organization, Motivation, Mastery, Practice and Feedback, Student Development and Course Climate, and Self-Directed Learning.
Participants: 12 - 15
Dr. Mark Morvant, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. Morvant was appointed Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma in October 2012. He is charged with increasing the numbers of OU faculty who use new and emerging technologies and high-impact instructional techniques to help drive student success. Dr. Morvant joined the OU faculty in 2006 as an associate professor of chemistry; in 2011, he was named assistant chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to teaching classes and leading labs in organic chemistry, he has taught the First-Year Mentoring Program and developed and leads the conjoined study abroad courses Chemistry in Italy – Organic Chemistry I and Chemistry and Culture of Wine in Italy. While at OU, he has been recognized with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Longmire Prize for Outstanding Teaching and with the Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching. Dr. Morvant earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry magna cum laude from Tarleton State University and his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from OU.
For questions, contact Dr. Morvant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00am to 9:00am
Coffee and Doughnuts Provided
Copeland Hall 101
860 Van Vleet Oval