Authentic Learning – Developing Students as Independent Thinkers
Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
College of the Holy Cross (Hogan Campus Center)
Fall Conference 2022 Keynote Speaker: Dr. José Antonio Bowen
Teaching Change with the New 3Rs
Dr. José Antonio Bowen will present a keynote and plenary workshop on the topic of Teaching Change with the New 3Rs. Learning something new—particularly something that might change your mind—is more difficult than teachers think. A new 3Rs of relationships, resilience and reflection can help us lead better discussions and reach more students. Without sacrificing content, we can design courses to increase effort and motivation, provide more and better feedback, help students learn on their own and be better able to integrate new information now and after they graduate. The case for a liberal (or liberating) education has never been stronger, but it needs to be redesigned to take into account how human thinking, behaviors, bias, and change really work. Recent and wide-ranging research from biology, economics, psychology, education, and neuroscience on the difficulty of change can guide us to redesign an education of transformation and change.
Dr. José Antonio Bowen, author of Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection and Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of Your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning. He is also the 2018 recipient of the Ernest L Boyer Award (for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U); and is a Senior Fellow at AAC&U.
Tentative Conference Schedule
|8:30 AM||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 AM||Welcome and Announcements, Linda Bruenjes, NEFDC President|
|9:10 AM||Keynote Presentation, Dr. José Bowen|
|10:15 AM||Teaching Change Workshop, Dr. José Bowen|
|12:45 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|1:45 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|3:00 PM||Raffle and Announcements|
Important note: Check to be sure your institution is a current member of NEFDC before registering.
|Early Bird Fee
Full Conference Schedule
Directions to the College of the Holy Cross
- Conference location: Hogan Campus Center
- Address: 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 (Directions > check directions under “Visiting Campus for Other Purposes”)
- Parking: Visitor parking is to the right of the Campus Center.