2015 TILT Summer Conference
Using Learning Research to Move Students from Consumers to Robust Learners
We're very pleased to invite you to the 2015 TILT Summer Conference: Using Learning Research to Move Students from Consumers to Robust Learners. The keynote address will be given by Phil Winne, Professor of Educational Psychology, Simon Fraser University, on Wednesday May 20th.
Prof. Winne is an internationally recognized exeprt on self-regulated learning and learning technologies, as well as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
This year's Summer Conference will spotlight CSU faculty members' research on learning, teaching, and related topics. In doing so, it will emphasize:
- Robust learning, which includes long-term retention of learned material
- The capacity to transfer (and adapt) such material to new problems in unfamiliar situations, and
- Accelerated future learning
The Conference begins a set of initiatives designed to encourage learning research at CSU and to help disseminate it in ways that promote robust learning by improving curricula, instructional delivery, instructors' professional development, and other relevant endeavors.
There will also be a second plenary session on the afternoon of May 20th. This will feature five-minute lightning talks by CSU researchers studying learning and teaching, followed by a discussion of the implications of this research for course and curriculum design and for instructional delivery. Each presenter will lead a two-hour workshop on May 21st on how attendees might draw on the research presented to improve some aspect of learning and/or teaching, whether curricular, cocurricular, or both.