Monday, March 5, 2012

Prof. Periman presents at conference on brain-based learning at Cal Poly-Pomona in March

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, is presenting at the 24th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching - West : Brain-Based Learning to be held March 16 and 17, 2012 at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Conference presentations will describe new research findings on brain-based learning and suggest ways to apply them in a higher education setting.

Prof. Periman, Dr. Betty Predeger, School of Nursing; and Dr. Randy Magen, School of Social Work, will co-present a session on "Making Learning Visible: The Genesis of a Learning Community." They will discuss strategies for developing a university-wide learning community focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and describe the history of UAA's "Making Learning Visible" community. Find more information on "Making Learning Visible" at UAA at the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) webpage.

Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning.

Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.

This conference is sponsored by the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars (IATS).