Pedagogical Practices and Universal Design in College Economics: Teaching Diverse Learners (Free!)
Presenters: Manju Banerjee, Ph.D.
Oskar Harmon, Ph.D.
Economics, business, and entrepreneurship are popular disciplines among college undergraduates, and many students who learn differently are particularly attracted to these majors. Yet instruction in these programs is largely delivered through traditional approaches, even in online courses, that still rely on many face-to-face type elements. This webinar looks at content area scholarship delivered via a universal design (UD) approach to instruction. Two experts in the field of economics and universal design will engage the audience in examining their pedagogical practices, while concurrently exploring best practices guided by emerging technologies and a UD mindset.
This webinar is presented by Landmark College through the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship Instruction, established in 2014 by a grant from economist Paul McCulley.
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Using Contemporary Theories of Learning in the Classroom
Presenter: Cyrus Shaoul, Ph.D.
Have you ever seen a student exhibit emotional, self-sabotaging and seemingly irrational behaviors when faced with academic stress? Poor emotion regulation is often found in students with learning differences. Intense emotional states, such as anxiety, can profoundly influence key cognitive processes that, in turn, can severely hamper learning. Negative classroom experiences associated with poor emotional regulation can lead students to dropout of school. This webinar covers current scientific understanding of the neuro-biological processes of emotion-cognition regulation and how they impact behavior. We will focus on practical ideas and best practices as we delve into emotion regulation strategies, particularly one of the most promising and teachable strategies, cognitive reappraisal.
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Leveraging UD to support students with learning differences in online/blended courses
Presenters: Richard Bryck Ph.D.
Robert Dolan, Ph.D.
While online and blended learning platforms can improve learning opportunities for students, they present specific challenges for students who learn differently, including those with LD, ADHD, and ASD. This webinar will address ways to identify and utilize universally designed (UD), technology-based tools for teaching online and blended courses, many of which have been vetted by students and faculty at Landmark College, which exclusively serves students who learn differently.
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