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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015

The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty and staff are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.


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Saturday, March 21 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Keynote: "Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century" by Dr. Eric Mazur

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Can we teach innovation? Innovation requires whole-brain thinking — right-brain thinking for creativity and imagination, and left-brain thinking for planning and execution. Our current approach to education in science and technology, focuses on the transfer of information, developing mostly right-brain thinking by stressing copying and reproducing existing ideas rather than generating new ones. I will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to team work and creative thinking greatly improves the learning that takes place in the classroom and promotes independent thinking.

Saturday March 21, 2015 8:45am - 9:45am
President's Hall

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