[FUN_Mail] SfN teaching workshop: emotion and learning

Richard Olivo rolivo at smith.edu
Wed Oct 24 15:28:30 EDT 2018


If you will be at the SfN annual meeting, please consider attending this
year's workshop on teaching neuroscience. These workshops are always of
special interest to members of FUN. You can find details of this and all
prior teaching workshops at tinyurl.com/sfntw.

Here is the schedule (with links to resources) for 2018:

*Monday, November 5, 2018       **|**       9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.       *
*|**       San Diego Convention Center*
Emotion and Learning

Although we often think of learning as a neutral cognitive process, in fact
emotions have strong effects on our students' ability to learn and
remember. This workshop will review some of the basic neuroscience that
connects emotion and memory, examine the role of emotions in students'
learning, discuss practical strategies for creating an emotionally
productive classroom, and hear from a clinician about the many students who
report disabling anxiety that derails their academic progress.

*The workshop is open to faculty, postdocs, and students at every level of
teaching experience. There is no fee or preregistration.*


*SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:*

*9:00     Introduction: Connecting to students.*

*Richard Olivo, PhD,* Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience,
Smith College (workshop organizer).

*9:10     The neuroscience of emotion and memory.*

*Stephen Maren, PhD,* University Distinguished Professor and Everett Chair
of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Texas A&M
University
Reference: C.M. Tyng et al. (2017) The influences of emotion on learning
and memory.*Frontiers in Psychology,* vol. 8, article 1454.
<https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01454/full>

*9:40     The role of emotions in learning.*

*Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD,* Professor of Education, Psychology &
Neuroscience, Brain & Creativity Institute and Rossier School of Education,
University of Southern California
Reference: M.H. Immordino-Yang (2015) *Emotions, Learning and the Brain:
Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience.* (W.W.
Norton) Table of contents
<http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail-contents.aspx?ID=4294985311>

*10:10    Creating an emotionally productive classroom.*

*Christine Alvarado, PhD,* Teaching Professor of Computer Science,

UCSD Senate Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of California, San
Diego
Reference: S.R. Cavanagh (2016) *The Spark of Learning: Energizing the
College Classroom with the Science of Emotion.* (West Virginia University
Press)

*10:30    Disabling anxiety and academic progress: a clinician's viewpoint.*

*Barbara Lewis, MD,* Chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services,
Harvard University

Video: Students talk about anxiety (*Chronicle of Higher Education*)
<https://www.chronicle.com/article/Facing-Anxiety/241968>
Reference: A. Boncy (2017) Under pressure. (*Columbia College Today*)
<https://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/issue/winter17/article/under-pressure>

*10:50    Wrap-up.*
best wishes,
Richard

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Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
       44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
       413 585-3822 • http://tinyurl.com/bio300http://erin.sfn.org
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