Linda B. Nilson: Self-Regulated Learning: Active Learning on the Inside
Linda B. Nilson Keynote
Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. is director emerita of the Offi ce of Teaching Eff ectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University and author of Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, now in its fourth edition. She is the author of fi ve additional books on topics such as self-regulated learning and creating engaging discussions. She is a highly regarded speaker and has delivered about 500 keynotes, webinars and workshops both nationally and internationally on dozens of topics related to college teaching.
Self-Regulated Learning: Active Learning on the Inside
Most students have serious misconceptions about learning, especially about the amount of effort and focus it requires and your role in their learning process. One way to dispel these misconceptions and help students understand what learning actually involves is to teach them how to become self-regulated learners. Self-regulated learning is the metacognitive skill and practice of strategically planning, monitoring, and evaluating one's learning—a key success habit that few students know about. During this keynote, you will hear about some of the research showing that instructors can improve their students’ exam performance and overall achievement by inducing students to practice self-regulated learning. After it, you will be able to explain what self-regulated learning is, how it goes beyond metacognition, where it came from, and how students benefit from practicing it.