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Too Much Content, Not Enough Thinking, and Too Little Fun

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Friday, September 30, 2016, 3 pm– 4 pm

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KIP Fall Seminar Series

Dr. Stephen DiCarlo
School of Medicine
Wayne State University

Brief abstract: Henry Ford, stated “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few people engage in it.” This is also true in the classroom where the content driven curriculum leaves little time for thinking. In this setting, information is transferred from the notes of one person to the notes of another person without going through the minds of either person. That is, we spend too little time thinking about the information. This is important because active processing of information, not just passive reception of that information, leads to learning. Specifically, we understand the information we think about because understanding is the residue of thinking. Therefore, we will discuss strategies to create a joy, an excitement, and a love for learning. By making learning fun, our students will be impatient to run home, study, and contemplate–to really learn.

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