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ITLE - Teaching & Learning Support

Oklahoma State University

The Science of Learning

** The structure provided below is one typically requested. However, adjustments are made willingly as meeting dates and times are determined based on individual and departmental needs.


Departmental Professional Development Offering:
The Science of Learning


Substantial advances in brain research provide insight into the processes of cognition. Application of this research through subtle shifts in teaching results in greater student learning and retention. Participants have opportunities to discuss current research and its application in the university classroom through sessions designed to offer flexibility and foster collegial relationships.

This series is especially beneficial for faculty interested in:

  • Increasing student retention of content
  • Varying instructional approaches
  • Increasing student engagement within and outside of the classroom

Participants should expect to spend 120 minutes in each of the face-to-face sessions with possible reading material beyond these times. Sessions are considered true WORKshops with attendees applying ideas to the courses they teach. The 120 minutes of face-to-face sessions are listed below.

  • WORKshop: Session One: Applying the Science of Learning to Instruction
  • WORKshop: Session Two: Considering Brain Research in Course Design


For additional information on this program please email kdickey@okstate.edu or gina.morris@okstate.edu.