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Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning

For faculty seeking guidance on shifting the focus from classroom learning to learning beyond college, this Magna Online Course provides practical strategies from experienced educators that will shift your students into a higher level of thinking and help them become lifelong learners.

Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$329 per person
2-4 people$295 per person
5-9 people$209 per person
10-19 people$165 per person
20-39 people$139 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.
The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.

When teaching shifts from content delivery to developing higher-order thinking, students gain the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new contexts, to reflect on learning and apply reason to decide their interpretation and future action, and to use what they’ve learned to solve problems and reach new levels of understanding.

At the end of the day, it is our responsibility as educators to teach students in a way helps them deeply learn content as well as how to apply their knowledge in creative, evaluative, and innovative ways that go far beyond the specific curriculum at hand.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning creates your template for achieving this through programs from innovative educators that will help you shift your students into a higher level of thinking, which in turn allows them to deeply learn information. Most importantly, this self-direction will help them become lifelong learners.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning is a 6.5-hour course that focuses on 3 key areas of student learning:

  • Building Confidence
  • Developing Learning in Creative Ways
  • Establishing Habits for Lifelong Learning

You’ll come away with proven and tested advice from brilliant educators to help you prepare students for better learning by developing intrinsic motivation and critical thinking, implementing innovative strategies to develop learning, and ultimately shift the focus from classroom learning to learning beyond college.

This asynchronous course also features transcripts, note-taking guides, supplementary materials, and regular assessments to enhance your learning, as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Teach your students, not content! Transform your students into lifelong learners with Practical Solutions for Faculty: Higher-Order Learning!

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Learning Goals

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Get students to think about course material inside and outside class
  • Add practical applied assignments to drive enthusiasm
  • Understand what kinds of assignments and assessments to use to best foster critical and creative thinking
  • Contrast syllabus policies with instructional strategies and teacher behaviors that help students become more self-directed learners
  • Identify instructional strategies, assignment characteristics and learning activities to help students see why some behaviors hurt their efforts to learn
  • Help students recognize the connected relationships between what they learn and their lives beyond the classroom
  • Use questioning as an alternative method of delivering content and assessing student understanding of the material
  • Consider ways to integrate soft skill development directly into the curriculum
  • Grasp the concepts of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and persistence, including how to teach grit

Who Will Benefit from This Course:

  • Faculty
  • Educational Developers
  • Instructional Designers

Group Enrollment:

Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.

For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Product Code: PO22JA

Meet Your Presenters

Cathy Box, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Lubbock Christian University

Erik Christensen
Dean, Applied Sciences & Technologies, South Florida State College

Miriam Rosalyn Diamond, PhD
Educator and Instructional-Curriculum Developer

Andrew L. Gerhart, PhD
Professor and Assistant Chair, Lawrence Technological University

Amy B. Mulnix, PhD
Director of the Faculty Center, Franklin and Marshall College

Lolita Paff, PhD
Associate Professor, Penn State Berks

Michael Rust
Associate Professor, Western New England University

Julie Schrock
Professor of Education, Meredith College

Rebecca Zambrano, MA
Director, Online Learning, Edgewood College

Kristin Ziska Strange
Associate Director of Online Program Development & Instructional Design, Tufts University

Purchase Options

Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$299 per person
2-9 people$229 per person
10-49 people$179 per person
50-99 people$159 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.
The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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