Faculty who received CELTSS funding share their research at A Day in May. This spring's Day in May will be held on May 13, 2015. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Sylvia D'Lugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies and Director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College.
Last year's event was held on May 14, 2014.
Our keynote speaker was Dr. Stephen Chew.
Dr. Chew has been a professor and chair of psychology at Samford University in Birmingham. Alabama since 1993. One of his primary research areas is the cognitive basis of teaching and learning.
Dr. Chew's keynote presentation was titled A Theory of Teachable Moments.
Students' assumptions and misperceptions of how they learn can lead to
ineffective study strategies. Faculty also have assumptions of how students
learn, which influence their teaching. Dr. Chew reviewed the scope of the
challenge of getting students to learn, discussed the limitations of ways we
usually approach teaching, examined why good teaching is always theory
driven and described good teaching in terms of a theory of teachable moments.
Dr. Chew is best known for his groundbreaking series of YouTube videos for
students on how to study effectively in college, which can be found at
Dr. Chew is an APA Fellow through the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
In 2005, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the
Society for for the Teaching of Psychology as the outstanding teacher of
psychology at four-year colleges and universities. He was named the 2011
Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.