Faculty who received CELTSS funding share their research
at the Day in May. The most recent event was held on May 14, 2014.
Click here to see the complete program.
Our keynote speaker for 2014 was Dr. Stephen Chew.
Dr. Chew has been a professor and chair of psychology at Samford University in Birmingham. Alabama since 1993. One of his primary research areas is the cognitive basis of teaching and learning.
Dr. Chew's keynote presentation is titled A Theory of Teachable Moments.
Students' assumptions and misperceptions of how they learn can lead to
ineffective study strategies. Faculty also have assumptions of how students
learn, which influence their teaching. Dr. Chew reviews the scope of the
challenge of getting students to learn, discusses the lmiitations of way we
usually approach teaching, examines why good teaching is always theory
driven and describes good teaching in terms of a theory of teachable moments.
Dr. Chew is best known for his groundbreaking series of YouTube videos for
students on how to study effectively in college, which can be found at
Dr. Chew is an APA Fellow through the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
In 2005, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the
Society for for the Teaching of Psychology as the outstanding teacher of
psychology at four-year colleges and universities. He was named the 2011
Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.