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March 20, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Mell 3550

You may be familiar with concepts such as intrinsic motivation and growth mindset. One technique which works well for technical fields such as mathematics is Inquiry-Based Learning, which is the introduction of concepts through questions and problems posed to students.

Part of Auburn University’s educational mission is that students are actively engaged in learning. However, there’s a misconception in mathematics and other technical fields that active learning does not work for these disciplines, or that active learning is just playing games or retrieving information. Research shows that this is not the case, and active learning has been used in mathematics for decades (R. L. Moore) and some might even argue for centuries (Socrates). As a result of this session, participants will have actionable teaching strategies for improving student learning in technical fields.

Participants in this workshop will:

· Identify the difference between inquiry and questioning

· Develop the skills to facilitate learning through dialogue

· Explore and create an introductory problem set

· Discuss issues and possible solutions for students using inquiry-based learning

Dr. Regina Greiwe Jackson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be our guest facilitator for this workshop.

To learn more and register for this workshop, please visit the Biggio Center website.