Dr Peter Arthur, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
24 March - 5 May 2017

Dr Peter Arthur is the Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). His role, spanning across 10 years at UBC Okanagan, included leading, supporting and promoting teaching and learning excellence, innovation and scholarship across the university. The Centre for Teaching and Learning provided a variety of academic growth opportunities including peer mentoring programs, seminar series, training workshops, learning technology support and resources on teaching practices.

Peter’s research focuses on new advanced learning models. More specifically how students may become better self-directed learners who advance their learning abilities through metacognition, leveraging technology, and open educational resources to create personal learning networks.  It is these skills that will be essential for students to become lifelong learners who are able learn in MOOC and other new learning environments.

Public Seminar: Enhancing Metacognition, Grit, and Growth Mindset for Student Success

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Research studies indicate a positive relationship between a student’s metacognition, grit, growth mindset and academic success. These traits can all be taught and through experience enhanced. Further these traits all assist students with being successful lifelong learners. This session focuses on evidence-based strategies faculty may embed in their learning environments. Participants will then be able to evaluate multiple ways these strategies can be integrated into one’s teaching.

For more information, please contact Amy Chow at a.chow@uq.edu.au or 334 63480.