ASM International Education chair lectures on sticky teaching and learning
In response to the thrust of the University to facilitate the outcome-based education, the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and the Graduate School hosted and sponsored a lecture-seminar titled “Sticky Teaching, Sticky Learning” on May 19, 2016 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino.
Dr. Spencer A. Benson, chair of the International Education Committee of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) served as the resource speaker who expounded on how knowledge of the brain functions can be used to increase “sticky-ness” of learned materials and how to improve teaching and learning.
During the session, the participants were made to engage in an interactive, lively, interesting, and effective discussion as they experienced to be the subjects of the student-centered learning style. Six strategies in increasing stickiness were discussed which include the awakening intrigue, beginning and ending often, creating lots of contrasts, storytelling, emotional engagement, and focusing on big ideas.
Before the end of the seminar, graduate faculty of Biology and Microbiology had a meeting with Dr. Benson as they brainstormed on the important courses that can further enrich and improve the biology/microbiology and health science education in the College of Science and the Graduate School.
The activity was attended by the Graduate School and College of Science students, faculty members, and guests from other academic institutions.