How Do People Learn to Learn?
Texas A&M University
Engineering faculty members have been talking much more about lifelong learning since Engineering Criteria 2000 were published. How might the abilities of students for lifelong learning be assessed? How might the abilities of students for lifelong learning be developed? Research and instructional approaches for lifelong learning have been published in connection with many topics, including self-regulated learning, reflection, metacognition, and learning strategies. Workshop participants will have opportunities to explore research on lifelong learning and develop instructional approaches for encouraging lifelong learning in their classes.
Workshop participants will
- Describe the types of behaviors that indicate that a person will continue to learn throughout her/his life
- Describe the types of activities that instructors might devise to develop abilities related to lifelong learning
- Describe the types of feedback that instructors might offer to students to develop their abilities for lifelong learning.