What Makes Teaching Learner-Centered

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks
When: Tuesday, May 2 & 3, 2017 (Time TBD)
Where: Augustana Campus (Room TBD) Webcast will be available.


Student Engagement: Toward a Deeper Understanding
It's a term regularly used with understanding of it assumed, but do we really know what student engagement is or what teaching actions promote it? Does participation, face-to-face or online, equate with engagement? Does silence indicate the lack of engagement? What's the relationship between engagement and learning? Are there ways to deepen student engagement beyond the classroom? During this workshop we will explore engagement, using recent research to deepen our understanding of the construct and to enhance our skill in cultivating it.

What Makes Teaching Learner-Centered?

Interest in learner-centered teaching continues to grow. More and more faculty are working to incorporate policies, practices, techniques and approaches that focus on learning. Is that what makes teaching learner-centered? Is there any difference between active learning, student engagement and learner-centered teaching? During this interactive keynote, we will explore characteristics that define learner-centered teaching and illustrate these with examples that can be used with different kinds of content and to achieve different learning goals. As is contingent on financial


Dr. Maryellen Weimer
Maryellen Weimer has edited The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987 and writes the Teaching Professor Blog. The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance. She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State's Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Dr. Weimer has a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State. Dr. Weimer has consulted with over 650 colleges and universities on instructional issues and regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences throughout the US and Canada. She has published several books, including: Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).


Sponsored by:
Augustana Faculty
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants