Insights on relationship-rich center experiences in learning and teaching to be highlighted at the 2019 CFAES Teaching and Learning Symposium (Aug 13)

Noted higher education author and researcher Peter Felten, Elon University, will serve as the keynote presenter at the 2019 CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium: Teaching Today’s Learners. Dr. Felten has an impressive record of publications focused on the learning experiences in higher education to his credit, including: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014); and the co-edited book Intersectionality in Action (Stylus, 2016).

At the Teaching Today’s Learner Symposium Peter will be presenting Relationships matter: Moving relationship-rich experiences to the center of learning and teaching. He will be sharing his insights and findings on how decades of rigorous research documents corroborate the value and power of relationship-rich learning in higher education. These experiences can occur in many formats and locations, including active learning exercises in a lecture hall, team-based work in a community setting, and mentored research in a laboratory. Relational pedagogies contribute to everything from enhanced disciplinary learning to a clarified sense of purpose, and these positive outcomes have long-term professional, civic, and personal significance for graduates. Yet too often we do not focus our teaching and other work with students on relationship-rich learning experiences. In this interactive session, we will explore the possibility of centering our teaching practices on the power of student-student, faculty-student, and community-student relationships to motivate and deepen learning.

Join your CFAES colleagues at the 2019 Teaching & Learning Symposium on August 13th to hear and reflect upon Peter’s assessment on this impactful topic. If you have yet to do so, register for the symposium today at: