Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a recent book on the science behind learning.

Tuesday 11 August 2020
Joshua Eyler, Director of Faculty Development, University of Mississippi
Host: Sarah Ivory, Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy, University of Edinburgh Business School


Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning.

Join us as we hear from Joshua Eyler on his work and fresh idea for the future, followed by live Q&A.

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About the Speaker

Josh Eyler is director of faculty development and director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the department of writing and rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies.