Monday, October 22, 2018 (All day) to Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day)
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center & on campus
University Outreach and Engagement and International Studies and Programs have partnered together on the Global Engagement Speaker Series. The series brings internationally renowned community engagement scholars to campus for a public talk and for a variety of interactions--class visits, department lunches, individual meetings with faculty and staff.
Friday, October 12, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day)
Michigan State University
Registration is now open for our 2018 fall meeting, October 12-14, at Michigan State University. Click here to register (Registration is free for all MSU faculty, staff, and grad students!)
We are very excited about our two keynote speakers: Gail Burrill: President of the International Association of Statistics Educators (IASE) Ellen Peters: Director of OSU’s Cognitive and Affective Influences in Decision Making Lab (CAIDe)
Dr. Kaitlin Torphy will speak about an emergent phenomenon, social media in education. She will present the notion of a Fifth Estate within the digital age, redefining network influence (Dutton, 2009). Dr. Torphy will review research regarding teachers’ engagement within Pinterest, a prevalent social media platform amongst teachers nationwide. In related work, she will explore how teachers are turning to social media (Pinterest) to connect with instructional resources and one another as they work to support the academic needs of their students and respond to education reforms.
Bio: David Williamson Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology, the Obel Professor of Learning Analytics at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is the author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn and Quantitative Ethnography.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Room Big 10 A.
The Student Success Launch will be kicking off our student success efforts this year with over 250 colleagues who attend this event annually. Mark Largent, Designee for Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Genyne Royal, Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives and Director of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, will introduce our updated MSU student success vision, mission, values and goals for 2018-2019.
Title: That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education
Abstract: One of the central roles of science education is to cause students to fall in love, and therefore become interested and engaged in science. Gallagher (1997) wrote “We become what we love. Our destiny is in our desires, yet what we seek to possess soon comes to possess us in thought, feeling, and action. That is why the ancient Greeks made the education of erōs, or passionate desire, the supreme aim of education. They thought it necessary to educate erōs to desire the good” (p xiii).