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Engaging Students through Reflection: Examples from LMU Classrooms

Event date: Thursday, February 09, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: CTE - UNH 3030

Engaging Students through Reflection: Examples from LMU Classrooms (Event Flyer)
ECHO Recording of Presentation

Presented by:
Adam Fingerhut, Ph.D.
Psychology Department, Loyola Marymount University

Jeremy McCallum, Ph.D.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Loyola Marymount University
Presentation Slides (pdf)

Links to documents discussed:
Designing Effective Questions
There Is Such a Thing as a Stupid Question (PDF version available upon request)
Social Identity Exercise
The Self Exercise

Reflection is a cornerstone of learning and a critical component of effective learning environments.  It is a means of building engagement, of supporting students to take control of their current and future learning, and simply of helping students become better learners.  In this presentation, two LMU faculty members, Prof. Adam Fingerhut (Psychology) and Prof. Jeremy McCallum (Chemistry & Biochemistry) will describe their very different approaches to encouraging student reflection in their courses.  This event continues the series in the Student Engagement and Reflective Learning Program. Through presentation and informal discussion, we will explore the wide variety ways in which we can support student reflection—ranging from informal, in-class discussions through reflection scaffolded through technology.

Lunch will be included, please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or (310) 338-5866.

This presentation is part of Vandana Thadani's Faculty Associate project on Student Engagement and Reflective Learning.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast.  By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, video taped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited.  The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.