Duke Community Invited to BRITE Ideas in Teaching and Research Series

Learning Innovation and BRITE Lab invite you to join us for BRITE Ideas, a new monthly discussion group to share and develop research on teaching and learning. Invited guest speakers include those who have either completed or are currently engaged in research projects about teaching and learning. The fall schedule and registration information is included below. Please join our guest speakers and contribute to an engaged discussion to advance teaching excellence.

Fall 2018 series

All meetings are located in the Rubenstein Library, Room 249, from 12:00 – 1:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided – you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Guest speaker: Bridgette Martin Hard, Associate Professor of the Practice, Psychology and Neuroscience presents “How can we reduce technology multitasking in large lecture courses? (Interventions and course policies)”
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Date: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Guest speaker: Julie Reynolds, Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology, presents “Student Learning Dispositions:  What are they, how we can measure them, and what are the implications for teaching?”
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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Steven G. Buzinski, Teaching Associate Professor, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Karen M. Gil Internship Director in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents: “Think, Pair, Panic: How Socially Anxious Students Perceive Active Learning Techniques”
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Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Guest SpeakerKristin V. Stephens-Martinez, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Computer Science presents “How can Data from Large Classrooms Improve Learning?”
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About BRITE Lab

The BRITE Lab at Duke University aims to improve higher education by applying the theories and methods of psychology: the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Our research draws insights from the study of human cognition, emotion, social interaction, and culture to understand college students’ experiences and develop better educational practices. We use the tools of science to find out whether and why different educational methods work.

Join Us

The BRITE Ideas teaching and research series is a collaborative partnership with BRITE Lab and Learning Innovation and meets year-round, and is open to the Duke community. Contact Learning Innovation for more information.