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  1. 1. From Student Engagement to Transformation: Best Practices for Teaching & Learning Key ote Prese tatio @ the U i ersity of West I dies Institutionalising Best Practice in Higher Edu atio June 25, 2015 Dan Butin Professor and Founding Dean, School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College Executive Director, Center for Engaged Democracy dan.butin@merrimack.edu presentation available at: https://merrimack.academia.edu/DanButin
  2. 2. THI“… IS NOT THE ANSWER!
  3. 3. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY •cognitive psychology within an interdisciplinary framework •Incorporates e.g., computer science; psychology; linguistics; neuroscience COGNITIVE SCIENCE •cogniti e science in the ild •Incorporates e.g., anthropology; applied linguistics; ed research LEARNING SCIENCES •learning sciences within the disciplines DISCIPLINE-BASED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH •learning sciences across the academy SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING We Know How Learning Works 100 years of research from a philosophy of teaching to a science of learning For example: John Bransford, Ann Brown & Rodney Cocking (2000) How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School Susan Ambrose, Michael Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha Lovett & Marie Norman (2010) How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
  4. 4. We Know How Learning Works the punch line… from a sage on the stage to a guide on the side e.g., De ey’s 1 3 Experience & Education COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COGNITIVE SCIENCE LEARNING SCIENCES DISCIPLINE-BASED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING From teaching to learning back to teaching Merrie oer’s (2012) four-component instructional design for complex learning
  5. 5. HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES COMMON INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCES • Learning Communities • First-Year Seminars and Experiences • Collaborative Assignments and Projects EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION • Undergraduate Research • Diversity/Global Learning • Service Learning, Community- Based Learning EDUCATION THAT MATTERS • Internships • Writing-Intensive Courses • Capstone Courses and Projects See George Kuh’s (2008) High Impact Educational Practices. Washington DC: AAC&U
  6. 6. Best Practices HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES EDUCATION THAT MATTERS EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION COMMON INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCES Self- authorship Backwards design Project-based learning Inquiry learning See, for example, Marsha Baxter-Magolda (1999) Creating Contexts for Learning and Self-Authorship; Grant Wiggins (2005) Understanding by Design
  7. 7. SELF ACADEMIC CONTENT PEERS MENTORS COMMUNITY ONE’“ FUTURE The Answer? Engagement See, for example, Dan Butin (2010) Service-Learning in Theory and Practice: The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education Alig ed to UWI’s “trategi Pla – specifically around teaching & learning; student experience & engagement.
  8. 8. “o… Why Does ’t the “tory E d Happily Ever After?
  9. 9. Teaching is Easy; Learning is Hard Implosion of the Academy Questio i g the Value Added Unbundling faculty work Disinvestment of higher education Rise of for- profit and online learning No such thing as traditio al student Importance of college degree Unacceptable outcomes for student learning gains, retention and graduation rates Massification of higher education See, for example, William Bowen (2015) Higher Education in the Digital Age; Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa (2010) Academically Adrift
  10. 10. A PIVOTAL POINT for UWI: Ho do e o e fro good e ough to engagement to transformation?
  11. 11. My Visio … Fro the Flipped Classroo to the Flipped U i ersity Student- centered Project- centered Impact- centered
  12. 12. My Visio … Fro the Flipped Classroo to the Flipped U i ersity Student- centered outsour e the lecture Discussion as central Deep learning Instructor as urator Faculty professional development
  13. 13. My Visio … Fro the Flipped Classroo to the Flipped U i ersity project- centered outsour e the class Outcomes as central Authentic learning Instructor as researcher Community- based teaching & learning
  14. 14. My Visio … Fro the Flipped Classroo to the Flipped U i ersity impact- centered outsour e the he klist e tality Transformation as central Scaffolded deep & authentic learning University as experience The Engaged U i ersity… The UWI Idea
  15. 15. Questions Dan Butin Professor and Founding Dean, School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College, USA Executive Director, Center for Engaged Democracy dan.butin@merrimack.edu

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