Interactive Keynote/Workshop - Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today’s College Classroom
Dr. Elizabeth Barkley
Concern over student engagement has become central to conversations regarding quality in higher education, but what does ‘student engagement’ really mean? And once we know, how do we achieve it? Drawing from Student Engagement Techniques (Barkley, 2010), this interactive keynote/workshop offers teachers a dynamic five-element model for understanding classroom-based student engagement that will serve as the theoretical framework for identifying a wide range of technology-based and technology-free strategies and techniques to promote student engagement.
Dr. Elizabeth Barkley is an internationally known scholar, educator, and consultant who prides herself on her 35 years’ experience as an innovative and reflective college teacher. Her special interests include engaging students through active and collaborative learning; transforming F2F and online curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners; the scholarship of teaching and learning; and connecting learning goals with outcomes and assessment. Always trying to connect theory to practice, her books Student Engagement Techniques and Collaborative Learning Techniques (Jossey-Bass, 2010 and 2005) were written to help college professors such as herself find practical but research-based solutions to the challenges they face in today’s college classroom. Both books are best sellers and Collaborative Learning has been translated into Spanish and Japanese. She is also the author of World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusions (Digital Textbook in Beta Edition, Duboque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2012) and At the Crossroads: The Multicultural Roots of America’s Popular Music (Second Edition, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007).
Dr. Barkley has been the recipient of several honors, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s California’s Higher Education Professor of the Year, the Chair Academy’s Outstanding Leadership Award for work with Learning Outcomes Assessment, the Gerald Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, and the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s Faculty Award. She has also served as a Leadership Fellow through the American Council on Education and has been named a Carnegie Scholar in the discipline of music by the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the Carnegie Foundation. Additionally, her course Music of Multicultural America was selected as the Best Online Course by the California Virtual Campus.
Barkley holds a BA and MA from the University of California at Riverside and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She has worked at Foothill College since 1977, including nine years as Dean of Fine Arts and Communications.