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Lecture on "Autonomous Learning in College Classroom Teaching"
DateandTime: 2018-06-19 22:23:20

Speaker: Matthew Komelski, Professor, School of Human Development & Family Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, America

Date: June 21, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: 202 Meeting Room, Office Building, School of Software, Software Park Campus


There is a growing evidence base that demonstrates that traditional lecture is not an effective or efficient use of class time in US universities. Many major institutions are changing their approach to classroom teaching. Attendees of this talk will learn

1. Where is traditional lecture failing our students?

2. What alternatives exist to traditional lecture?

3. What are the components of engaged teaching and learning?

Theme of workshop: practice of immersive teaching helps students dedicate themselves full-time to classroom teaching.

1. What are contemplative learning practices?

2. Why are major US universities incorporating contemplative learning strategies?

3. How can these practices be used as part of an active learning approach across disciplines?


Prof. Komelski is currently the professor at School of Human Development & Family Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has long engaged in human development science, cognitive pattern, immersive learning, 3H dedicated learning which is for "Head, Hand, Heart", autonomous learning and participatory learning. He designs and participates in the courses of teaching skill training, focusing on how to teach more efficiently. He has won the prizes at Virginia Tech for many times, such as Access and Inclusion Award, Faculty Scholar in the Virginia Tech Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence, Student's Choice Award. Prof. Komelski has been invited to hold lectures by colleges and universities in America, Germany, Italy, China, Korea, Japan and so on.

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