2014 Theme: Muses, Motivation, Meaning: Finding a student’s “sticking point”

Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This year’s conference theme invites Marshall faculty to consider how students form relationships with the content of our respective disciplines. What inspires our students to engage? A good story? A personal connection? Curiosity? Freedom to be creative? Cultural relevance? Modeling? Prior competence?

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites proposals that address what can we do to get the content to “stick” for our students. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Problem-solving in real time
  • Using informal learning processes to enhance learning in formal settings
  • Undergraduate research: Students and faculty as co-learners
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Gaming and role-playing
  • Making course content relevant: Student perceptions of “immediate use”
  • The pedagogy of deception: Tricking students into learning
  • Advising and mentoring in the classroom: Tapping into students’ long range plans
  • Anatomy of an intellectual obsession: from outward performance to inward mastery
  • Concept maps and graphic syllabi
  • Storytelling to learn
  • Learning through multiple intelligences

All proposals must be submitted through the portal below by June 23, 2014. Direct questions to Dr. Sherri C. Smith, Executive Director, smithsc@marshall.edu, 6-5268.

Online iPED Conference Proposal Submission

    Primary Presenter/Facilitator

  • Proposal

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  • Co-Presenters/Facilitators

  • Other Panelists

  • Other Information