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Susan Ambrose Presentation

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Shifting the viewpoint from "How do we teach?" to "How do students learn?"

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26 January 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


114 McAllister Building

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Dr. Susan Ambrose, Professor of Education and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, earned her Doctorate of Arts in history from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon before joining Northeastern in August 2012.  She is a co-author of "How Learning Work: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching" (Jossey-Bass, 2010), which has been widely praised for integrating fundamental research in the cognitive sciences and practical application.


Her seminar at Penn State focused on exploration of research-based principles of learning, and their connection to teaching, effectively shifting the viewpoint from the perspective from - "How do we teach?" to "How do students learn?". The talk was intended for anyone interested in understanding more about how students learn and in applying that information to improve classroom instruction.

Notes from Dr. Ambrose's presentation (.ppt)