On April 12, 2012, The Society of Teaching Scholars is pleased to host Dr. John Pelley, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, and recipient of the AAMC's 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. Dr. Pelley will present “Learning Style, Neurobiology and Self-Directed Learning: Implications for Teachers & Learners” at 5:00 p.m. in HRC Room 1210-1250 - reception to follow. Contact email@example.com for more information.
"Learning Style, Neurobiology and Self-Directed Learning: Implications for Teachers & Learners"
Dr. John Pelley, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, has devoted his career to studying how medical students learn – before and after they step foot into medical school. While learning is experienced uniquely and individually, it always follows the same biological process. This “neuro”-biology affects preferences in learning and contributes to the student’s learning style. The awareness of how the brain functions during learning permits us to apply the principles of Deliberate Practice to transform the student into a self-actualizing learner, i.e., from a “receiver” of information to a “producer” of information. This presentation will connect how teaching can be made more effective by making each individual student a more effective learner. The major topics covered include the Growth Mindset concept, personality type and learning style, the neurobiology of personality type, the role of sleep in learning and the use of Deliberate Practice in developing intelligence and superior performance.
For a free download of Dr. Pelley’s book Success Types please visit his website: www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/success
For more information, please visit the Texas Tech Univeristy Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Expert Skills Program website: www.ttuhsc.edu Any questions can be addressed to John Pelley firstname.lastname@example.org.