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2017 Academic Success Lecture with Dr. Jeanette Norden

DateFriday, April 7, 2017
Time9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event LocationDenton Campus - Classroom Faculty Office Building (CFO) - 203

Registration will be available in February.

Creating Safe Natural Critical Learning Environments to Promote Intellectual and Personal Development in Students

Regardless of our subject or the level of students we teach, we need to create a safe environment in which both intellectual and personal development can be fostered. Dr. Norden’s talk will focus on how she promotes development in both lecture and discussion classes by applying basic principles which incorporate an understanding of how learner’s construct knowledge and develop critical reasoning skills and introspection. She will use numerous examples from her own teaching of Neuroscience to stimulate an on-going discussion of how intellectual and personal development might be stimulated in any discipline.


9:30 a.m. – Check-in [CFO 2nd Floor Lobby]

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Lecture by Dr. Jeanette Norden [CFO 203]

About Dr. Jeanette Norden

Dr. Jeanette Norden is Professor Emerita, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She was highlighted as one of the most effective teachers in America in What the Best College Teachers Do (K. Bain, Harvard University Press, 2004), and was the focus of a documentary made by the Korean Public Broadcasting network on Teaching Excellence in America; she was one of six teachers profiled in The Art of Teaching:  Best Practices from Master Educators. In recognition of her impact on helping to educate the public about the brain and neurological disorders, in 2011 the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Center for Neuroscience at Vanderbilt established an annual Jeanette J. Norden Outreach Lectureship in her honor.

Event TypeLectures
AudienceOpen to the public
SponsorTeaching and Learning with Technology
Contact NameCindy Howell
Contact Phone(940) 898-3409