Bio: David Williamson Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology, the Obel Professor of Learning Analytics at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is the author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn and Quantitative Ethnography.
Friday, October 12, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day)
Michigan State University
Registration is now open for our 2018 fall meeting, October 12-14, at Michigan State University. Click here to register (Registration is free for all MSU faculty, staff, and grad students!)
We are very excited about our two keynote speakers: Gail Burrill: President of the International Association of Statistics Educators (IASE) Ellen Peters: Director of OSU’s Cognitive and Affective Influences in Decision Making Lab (CAIDe)
Monday, October 22, 2018 (All day) to Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day)
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center & on campus
University Outreach and Engagement and International Studies and Programs have partnered together on the Global Engagement Speaker Series. The series brings internationally renowned community engagement scholars to campus for a public talk and for a variety of interactions--class visits, department lunches, individual meetings with faculty and staff.
The limited impact of instructional change reform efforts can be partly explained by the one-sided focus of educational research on the development of evidence-based instructional practices and production of evidence demonstrating their impact on student learning. This has been done at the expense of understanding faculty members’ instructional practices and mindsets as well as their beliefs and knowledge about teaching and learning. Indeed, extensive research on instructional change within various fields has positioned instructors at the center of successful educational reforms. Our research endeavors focus on addressing this gap. In this presentation, we will share the results of a qualitative study investigating instructional planning practices and mindsets using the four-step cycle for instructional planning embedded within the Scientific Teaching pedagogical framework.