How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Learning?

How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Learning?

Students and teachers donít always define rigor in the same way. If you asked your students to define rigor, what would they say? Would their answers match yours? Would it matter if they didnít?

Students tend to view the quality of a class as a function of their own ability to meet reasonable faculty expectations rather than as a function of mastery of learning outcomes. This can ultimately lead to students who are disengaged with the course material and unmotivated to meet expectations.

Thatís why thereís tremendous value in initiating conversations with students about learning and how that relates to definitions of ďhardĒ courses. In doing so, youíre better able to align your definitions of rigor with studentsí definitions of rigor, and develop students who are more willing to put in the work and take responsibility for their own learning.

Purchase the How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Leaning? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Lolita Paff, PhD. Youíll compare studentsí and teachersí definitions of rigor, explore the learning implications of mismatched definitions, and identify instructional strategies for bringing the definitions closer together.

Learning goals

Upon completion of this program, youíll be able to:

  • Explore your personal beliefs about what makes a class or program
  • Understand common faculty-based vs. student-based definitions of rigor
  • Apply methods for aligning studentsí and teachersí definitions
  • Leverage active learning strategies that go beyond studentsí typical study and learning strategies

Topics covered

  • Definitions of rigor
  • Strategies for bringing student definitions of rigor and faculty definitions of rigor closer together to advance learning
  • Emphasizing learning, not grades
  • Dispelling learning misperceptions
  • Partnering and sharing control with students

Audience

This program will benefit faculty, deans, and program directors.

Purchase

You canít dispel studentsí misperceptions about difficult coursework if youíre unaware of what these misperceptions are. This program discusses common mismatched definitions of rigor and strategies for bridging the divide between teacher definitions and student definitions. By leveraging these strategies, youíll be better able to improve studentsí motivation and build stronger classroom connections. Purchase today!

Product Code: PM18GA

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