17 An Introduction To Learning-Centered Meetings and Classes
Oral SessionSpecial Sessions A student/client has to think to learnóitís as simple as that. The educatorís most important job - whether it is in the classroom or in the Extension arena - is to get the studentís/clientís mind engaged with critical ideas, notions, content and applications. However, although most educators are highly qualified in specific curricular areas, few have had formal training related to theories of learning and teaching. Even fewer have studied current brain research or explored the potential applications of that research. In this non-traditional session, you will gain foundational tools to get as many of your students and clients as possible to intentionally engage their brains with content and skills you want them to master. You will have the opportunity to discuss learning and teaching theories and brain research and will receive help in applying your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore will be directly applicable to Extension meetings, classes, orientation sessions or any other learning situations for which you are responsibleómaking your leadership even more effective for improving learning.
Cosponsor(s):Education & Extension