“Facilitating the Development of Students as Self-Directed Learners” presented by Andrew Butler
Jul 13, 2023
7:00PM to 7:00PM
Date(s) - 13/07/2023
How can we help students learn effectively and efficiently outside the classroom? Drawing from a large body of research on learning strategies and self-regulation, Dr. Butler discuss how the psychological science of learning can help students improve as self-directed learners. He will also discuss how faculty can support students in the broader process of directing their learning, which includes setting goals, planning, monitoring, help-seeking, and self-reflecting.
Dr. Andrew C. Butler is the chair and an associate professor in the Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Butler’s research focuses on applying the science of learning to enhance educational practice with a particular emphasis on the complexity of implementation within context. He is interested in student-centered interventions that involve implementing simple but powerful principles within educational contexts to improve long-term retention, promote deeper understanding, and motivate engagement and persistence in the face of challenge. In addition, he is interested in helping teachers to acquire knowledge about how to use principles from the science of learning to improve and expand their pedagogy. Finally, he also investigates how technology can be leveraged to facilitate learning inside and outside of the classroom.