Student Success 2017 Workshops (Sponsored by ArkADE and Student Success Collation)
Date: September 29, 2017
Workshop 1: (9:00-10:15 a.m.)
Understanding Self-Regulatory Behaviors: Pedagogical Principles and Practical Solutions
- Laurie Hazard
Researchers argue that self-regulatory behaviors are at the heart college success. In fact, studies indicate that the ability to manage time and combat procrastination is more predictive of college achievement than standardized tests and high school grades. Unfortunately, many undergraduate students enter post-secondary institutions without having mastered the basic study skills and self-regulatory behaviors that foster college success. The inability to master these behavioral and cognitive skill sets contributes to negative outcomes ranging from compromised immune systems to damaged relationships to impeded academic performance. This presentation analyzes the challenges of teaching self-regulatory behaviors and outlines effective pedagogical tools to address those challenges.
Workshop 2: (10:30-11:45 a.m.)
Promoting Student Reflection: Strategies for Developing Reflective Learners
- Stephanie Carter
Encouraging students to reflect on their learning and their experiences has many benefits, including helping students to relate new knowledge to prior understanding, think in abstract and conceptual terms, understand their own thinking and learning strategies, and assess their own progress. There are strategies that we can utilize in our work with students to promote deep reflection; these strategies can be adapted and applied across the curriculum. This session will explore the benefits of reflection, and provide attendees with concrete approaches they can take to integrate reflective practices into their courses.