Constructing authentic learning experiences

June 2 | 12–1 p.m. EDT

A variety of factors, including individual emotions and the composition of the learning environment, can affect student learning in STEM fields. This virtual session explores the roles of two emotional components in education: motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic) as a driver for lifelong learning and confidence as a foundation for effective communication. This event also examines the incorporation of hands-on elements, such as genuine research experiences and demonstrations with models, to promote knowledge retention and metacognition. These studies are important for implementing evidence-based practices proven to promote student learning.

Talks

Chair: Orla Hart

Too many carrots: Are we preparing our students effectively for lifelong learning?
Orla Hart, Purdue University

Learning focus: Scaffolded primary literature curriculum for improved student skills
Keith Miller, University of Mount Union

CUREing ocean plastic microbes: Positive experience of engaging nontraditional undergraduate students in a Hispanic-serving institution
Ana Maria Barral, National University

An invitation to modeling
Kam Dahlquist, Loyola Marymount University

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