Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

*EVENT CANCELED STEM Edu Seminar: Dr. Vazquez

Event Series 

Audience 

Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduates

Event Time 

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location Name and Address 

Poorvu Center, Room 120A/B
301 York Street
New Haven , CT

Event Topic: 

Curiosity and the Pleasures of Learning! Using Curiosity and Informational Gaps to Motivate Students to Learn.

Event Description 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE, WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE 

 

Dr. Jose Vazquez, Clinical Professor, University of Illinois 

Curiosity and the Pleasures of Learning! Using Curiosity and Information Gaps to Motivate Students to Learn: 

This session aims to provide instructors with strategies to leverage one of these internal drives for learning: curiosity. We use the definition of curiosity offered by cognitive scientists, particularly Loewenstein’s Information Gap Theory of Curiosity, to offer several principles to leverage student’s motivation through curiosity. We intend to demonstrate the validity of these strategies by connecting them to clinical classroom experiments conducted by the authors this past year in a very large (1,700 students) Principles of Economics course. 

 

RSVP For Lunch: tinyurl.com/JoseJVazquez 

 

 

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