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Engaging Students 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Location:  UT Arlington Central Library, Sixth Floor

8:45 – 9:15

Light Breakfast and Casual Conversation


Welcoming Remarks

Active Learning at UT Arlington

9:15 – 9:45

“Questioning Authority and Developing Evidence-Based Reasoning in an Advanced Biology Class”
- Dr. Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak, Department of Biology, UT Arlington

9:45 – 10:15

“Engaging Students in a Service-Learning course through the use of active-learning strategies”
- Dr. Larry Nelson, Department of Kinesiology, UT Arlington
- Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UT Arlington

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

"Examining the "testing effect" in undergraduate online learners: A preliminary report"
- Dr. Martha Mann, Department of Psychology, UT Arlington
- Mr. Tamer Desouky, Department of Psychology, UT Arlington

11:00 - 11:30

”Reflections on the Morning Sessions: What Might Work for You?”
- Participant-Based Roundtable Discussions

11:30 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)

Thinking and Engagement in the Classroom

1:00 - 2:30

Keynote Event

Metacognition: The Key to Active and Engaged Learning!

- Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire
  Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:15

Open Discussion with Dr. McGuire

3:15 – 3:20

Closing Remarks