5 de noviembre del 2021
A Conversation with Barbara Oakley – Uncommon Sense Teaching


At UFM we are honored to have Barbara Oakley´s visit. We invite you to join a live conversation with Barbara on her newest book and free MOOC:

Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn 

Here is a book description from Barbara Oakley´a website:

Neuroscientists have made enormous strides in understanding the brain and how we learn, but little of that insight has filtered down to the way teachers teach. Uncommon Sense Teaching applies this research to the classroom for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in improving education.

We would love for you to join us for this conversation around strategies for keeping students motivated and engaged, and helping them learn and remember information in the long-term.

Intended Audience

This conversation is designed for students, educators, and parents who would like to better understand how learning works and improve students’ learning experience from a neuroscientific perspective. 

Speaker: Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course.  Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), (Penguin, 2014) is a New York Times best-selling science book.

Dr. Oakley has adventured widely through her lifetime. She rose from the ranks of Private to Captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She also worked as a communications expert at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and has served as a Russian translator on board Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea. Dr. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Additional information

Requirements and Resources

Live Session: This conversation session will take place at UFM´s CoLab, on the first floor of the Academic Building.

Materials and Supplemental Resources: 

Participants are encouraged to read the book: Uncommon Sense Teaching and/or to enroll in the free Coursera MOOC: Uncommon Sense Teaching. 

We will have the book Uncommon Sense Teaching available for sale at Formación Continua´s office and during this event. 

Cancellation Policy: Please, let us know in advance if you won’t be able to join us. 

Contact us If you have questions, please contact formacioncontinua@ufm.edu

Register here!

viernes 5 de noviembre del 2021
de 04:00 p. m. a 05:30 p. m.