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How Learning Works

“How Learning Works” by Megan Knight on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (1 unit). Explore approaches for teaching adult learners: Bloom's Taxonomy/Perry/Baxter-Magolda, novice/expert issues, and the role of metacognition.


Megan Knight is an associate professor of instruction in the Rhetoric Department at the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching General Education Rhetoric, she offers graduate courses in pedagogy and scholarly writing, and has frequently served as a leader in the department’s Professional Development Program. She is also assistant director of the Honors Writing Fellows Program, an undergraduate peer tutoring initiative. In 2016, she helped to develop and launch the Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at the Center for Teaching. With almost 20 years of teaching experience, she has been invited to speak about pedagogical topics at numerous professional conferences. Locally, Megan is actively involved with teaching-related initiatives on the UI campus, including the Center for the Integrations of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).


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Monday, January 8 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Graduate Professional Development, Teaching


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