Enhancing Teaching and Learning: Lessons from Social Psychology
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Over the past 22 years, the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology has examined a broad range of topics crucial to our understanding of human relationships and the building of a healthy, diverse society. The 2009 Claremont Symposium continued this tradition as we considered applications of social psychology to teaching and learning.
This one-day conference, co-sponsored by Claremont Graduate University and Xavier University of Louisiana, was held in Claremont, California on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The conference considered questions such as:
How and why do student experiences in higher-education differ?
How can educators best support student well-being?
From where does student motivation come?
How can we help our students become better citizens and better people?
How do professors' behaviors impact student motivation and learning?
What constitutes a high-quality, engagement-fostering relationship between student and teacher?
How can professors bridge racial, ethnic, or generational divides?
How can the scholarship of teaching and learning optimize teaching and enhance student learning?
The conference brought together psychological scientists and educators working in higher-education settings. The meeting featured four keynote speakers, two panels addressing student and faculty development, poster presentations by audience members, and opportunities for in-depth discussion of strategies for applying speakers’ ideas to higher education. Video from the conference will be posted on this site in the future.
Click on any of the speakers' names below to visit their homepages, or click on the talk title to see free online video of any of the talks.