Strategies for Overcoming Student Resistance
Leader: Anton Tolman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Behavioral Science, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Utah Valley University
There are several interdependent elements that affect students’ readiness to learn and that shape their desire to engage in the classroom. However, being aware of these forces is only the first step in ramping up student motivation to learn. Using the Integrated Resistance Model, this session will explore ways that faculty can assess the various elements in order to determine where their students are and will describe some strategies that faculty can implement to help students to overcome their resistance and become active participants in their own learning. The session will also focus on methods to encourage student willing participation in collaborative group work.