On May 20, 2016, Dr. Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor and author of Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, came to the BYU-Idaho campus and shared her expertise with the faculty focusing on learning and teaching. She taught communication and business courses at one of Penn State’s regional campus colleges. For ten years she directed Penn State’s Instructional Development Program and was awarded in 2005 the Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching. Dr. Weimer retired in 2007 from Penn State as a Professor Emeritus in Teaching and Learning.
Though student participation is widely validated and endorsed as an instructional practice, variable barriers can be difficult to navigate, and effective participation can be tricky to encourage. During this interactive workshop, Dr. Weimer will discuss research and strategies to bolster effective classroom participation and better engage students in the learning experience.
Workshop - The Responsibility for Learning
Who's responsible for what in the learning and teaching process? Responsibilities shared between teachers and students can be difficult to divide. During this interactive workshop, Dr. Weimer will explore the vexing relationship between teaching and learning with the goal of clarifying how teachers can constructively hold students responsible for learning.
During this annual luncheon tradition of exposing faculty to national leaders, Dr. Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor, will discuss characteristics of learner-centered teaching and explore its application in diverse contexts to achieve learning goals.