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How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?

How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?

Learn how incorporating findings from cognitive and educational psychology research can help you encourage students to take charge of their own learning. Discover techniques you can use to increase student responsibility and establish a learning-centered environment in your next course.

Consider your classroom procedures from a new perspective

If you’ve always thought your key challenge as an educator was to help students achieve learning outcomes, try stepping back and thinking again.

What if your real goal is inspiring students to want to achieve these outcomes?

In How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?, a Magna 20 Minute Mentor, you’ll learn how incorporating findings from cognitive and educational psychology research can help you encourage students to take charge of their own learning.

Presenter Christy Price, Ed.D., combines theory and practice to help you consider your classroom procedures from a new perspective.

Price, who was named a 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is a national authority on engaging millennial learners.

She knows firsthand the challenge associated with engaging a generation raised on participation ribbons.

Yet in less time than it takes to review your class policies, you’ll discover techniques you can use to increase student responsibility and establish a learning-centered environment in your next course.

Order today to learn more about Price’s specific recommendations regarding:

  • Employing a mix of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
  • Adapting your course structure and classroom policies
  • Changing your personal style to encourage student responsibility

Because encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning is such a major issue in higher education today, Price approaches it in multiple ways. How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? addresses the following topics:

  • Establishing consequences and holding students accountable for their behavior
  • The role faculty members play in undermining their own efforts, from reading assignments to testing to grades
  • Using the inverted classroom to get students to delve into content themselves
  • Using regular low-stakes formative assessment with feedback to encourage student responsibility
  • Developing students’ self-evaluative and learning-to-learn skills
  • Utilizing social pressure to make teamwork effective
  • Creating intrinsic motivation with course structure

Establishing positive rapport is central to Price’s notion of improving student responsibility.

Price will provide you with a rapport checklist, designed to help you show students you’re on their side, and well positioned to be an effective academic guide for them.

When students don’t take responsibility for their own learning, it creates philosophical and practical problems for the instructor and can affect other students’ learning.

How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? gives you a theoretical basis and practical tools to prevent the development of such situations.

You’ll learn:

  • How to define your role, and the role of students, to ensure accountability
  • How to use the flipped classroom to increase student responsibility and student engagement
  • How to use feedback and assessment to make students responsible for their own learning
  • How to harness peer pressure to create a learning-centered environment

In addition, Price includes detailed references that can guide your ongoing exploration of student responsibility issues.

After viewing, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the literature related to what motivates student responsibility
  • Identify specific practices that promote student responsibility
  • Reflect on how you might alter your interactions and course structure to promote more student responsibility for learning

Encouraging student responsibility is a key concern for all educators, since your students’ academic and personal future depends on their actions in the educational present.

How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? is a vital seminar for all faculty members, whether you’re a veteran instructor or preparing to teach your first course.

The particular challenges associated with teaching different generations of students ensure this will be an ever-changing issue.

Whatever your discipline or institution, if you’re interested in creating a learning-centered environment in your classroom, this Magna 20 Minute Mentor is for you.

Share this program with your colleagues.  Purchase a Campus Access License and all members of your campus community will be able to access this session at their convenience through your institution’s internal website.

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