Research in the Learning Sciences (LS) and Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science are transforming how we approach teaching, learning, and assessment. What educators know about neuroplasticity, MBE principles, and metacognition can create new opportunities to engage students in learning experiences within courses and across curricula that foster critical thinking, support technology enhanced learning, and promote the transfer of knowledge and skills to real-world contexts. This interactive presentation will discuss current and emerging research related to neuromyths, neuroplasticity, and neuropedagogy. Strategies that support innovative instruction and assessment will be shared building upon educational theories and evidence-based practices. Demonstrations and data will be shared to support student collaboration, active learning, and flow.
Speaker: Kristen Betts, Drexel University
Clinical Professor, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management
PASA Research Poster Session Coordinator
Dr. Kristen Betts teaches in the EdD Program in Educational Leadership & Management in the School of Education at Drexel University. She has 20 years of experience in higher education serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in higher education, online and blended learning, course/program development, curriculum and instructional design, and strategic planning. Dr. Betts publishes and presents nationally and internationally on critical issues in higher education, online and blended learning, accreditation, student/faculty recruitment and retention, eStudent Affairs, eAdvising, Online Human Touch, neuropedagogy, and faculty development. Dr. Betts serves as a conference reviewer for several national and international associations. She has also been a reviewer for nine journals and been a guest editor for two special issues of the Online Learning journal. Dr. Betts is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer and she continues to serve as a reviewer for the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. Dr. Betts began her career as a Spanish high school teacher in the Fairfax County Public Schools system and as an English teacher in Spain. Dr. Betts has been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and across the United States.