Dr. Marsha Lovett
The featured speaker for the inaugural conference is Dr. Marsha Lovett who is
is Associate Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching
Excellence and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of
Psychology at Carnegie Mellon. At the Eberly Center, Marsha Lovett
applies theoretical and empirical principles from cognitive psychology
to help instructors improve their teaching. She has studied how people
learn using various research methodologies and across several domains.
She has published more than thirty research articles on learning and
instruction, is co-editor of the book Thinking with Data, and most
recently co-author of the book, "How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based
Principles for Smart Teaching."
“Exploring 7 Principles of Learning and Their Impact
This workshop represents a bridge between learning research
and teaching practice. It introduces several principles of learning that
we have distilled from the research on learning, drawing on literatures
such as cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; ducation; and
diversity studies. Based on our work with faculty in a variety of
contexts, we have found that these principles apply across disciplines,
pertain to students at different stages, and are cross-culturally
relevant. The principles are also generative in that they offer faculty
members a means for developing effective instructional strategies for
their own courses.