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“Why Don’t My Students Think I’m Groovy?”

Dr. Christy Price, psychology professor at Dalton State College, Ga., will present a workshop to IUP faculty titled “Why Don’t My Students Think I’m Groovy? The New ‘R’s for Engaging Millennial Learners.”

The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Allenwood in Ackerman Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests that one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture.

During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the millennial student and apply the findings of Dr. Price’s research regarding millennial student culture. We will specifically discuss the characteristics of millennials’ ideal learning environments, their preferences regarding assessments, their perceptions regarding the characteristics of the ideal professor, and their ideal institutional practices. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices.

Reservations are required. Contact Sharon Aikins:

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Please join in this CTE Reflective Practice event!

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Director
    103 Stabley Library
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7800
  • Fax: 724-357-2281