Deep Learning in a Disorienting World – Antioch Author Series

Learning online is a process still in evolution; the pandemic has required many people to take a huge leap into a method they are still trying to utilize for optimum effect.

Antioch University’s Faculty Caucus welcomes you to join Dr. Jon Wergin, Professor of Education Studies within AU’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change, to kick off the first in an Antioch Author Series, showcasing scholarly work by our faculty. This inaugural session is set for Wednesday, April 29th (12noonEST/9amPST).

Jon will talk about his new book, Deep Learning in A Disorienting World (Cambridge University Press, 2020), published just as the novel coronavirus was taking hold in China.

Given that the world we live in today is even more disorienting than ever, the session will consider:

• What tools are available to us to keep disorientation at a manageable level?
• How do we create settings of optimal, “constructive” disorientation for our students, whether face-to-face or online?
• How can recent advances in the study of human cognition offer insights into ways of encouraging deep learning, a worldview that our understandings of the world around us are only temporary understandings, subject to constant inspection and scrutiny?
• How can recent research in learning theory, social psychology, politics, and the arts help us develop a deep learning mindset in both ourselves and others?

Jon will plan to keep his presentation to no more than 30 minutes, providing plenty of time for interaction and discussion. This webinar will be recorded for future use. By your participation, you acknowledge and agree to the recording and future use of this webinar, including any possible comments that you might make.

Please register in advance here antioch.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5e5TiYv8TC2EdCRlW_ru0w

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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