Thursday, May 19, 2011
Exploring Effects of Student Attitudes: Data from Interdisciplinary Research on Interactive Teaching in Higher Education
Angel Hoekstra *
Department of Sociology, University of Colorado
Research suggests students learn more when they become self-directed learners who take an active role in the learning process. Many of the attitudes that students bring with them into the classroom, however, can be harmful to the learning process. In this presentation, Dr. Hoekstra will discuss her interdisciplinary research on the effects of undergraduate students’ attitudes – about technology use, instructor behavior and the structure of the learning environment – for learning and interactive behavior in higher education. Dr. Hoekstra will describe her mixed methods approach to research and discuss the importance of instructor meta-narrative for creating an effective learning environment. Graduate students, faculty, and staff in both natural and social science disciplines are encouraged to attend.
* Generous support for this talk is provided by the ADVANCE grant, a National Science Foundation (NSF) award at Cal Poly Pomona to increase the number of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and to help further their careers.
Refreshments at 11:00 AM. Seminar begins at 11:10 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014