Event Details

Join Susan Johnson and Ioannis Costas Batlle at our Lunchtime Hub to explore issues surrounding critical thinking and managing attention in the classroom environment.

Susan will be looking at how to manage attention for learning in a digital age, particularly reviewing digital distractions and their impact on learning. This raises questions both about our responsibility to address these dynamics in the classroom and more widely in the curriculum. She will share some of her own experience in classroom policies on device use.

Ioannis will be talking about how introducing a laptop ban helps to promote critical thinking by encouraging students to actively participate in class discussions. He found that, for a laptop ban to work, it needs to be accompanied by distributing handouts to students (instead of relying solely on PowerPoint), and doing board work to capture students’ views and thoughts. Lastly, to encourage students to take risks, it was fundamental to create a warm and caring classroom environment.

Lunch will be available from 12:15 – please bring your reusable cup, where possible, to help us reduce waste.

The talk will start at 12:30. There will an opportunity for Q & A afterwards.

All welcome!

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CLT Lunchtime Hub – In the classroom: Managing attention and fostering critical thinking

Date(s) - 26/03/2020
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Main Campus (8W 2.6)

Event Speaker/Organiser: Susan Johnson; Ioannis Costas Batlle
Course Code:
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: All
Target Audience: All

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