Experiential Learning - Dr. Cigdem Talgar - Seminar:Institutional Design for an Experiential Mindset

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Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building


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Sonia Puglielli


BIO:  Dr. Cigdem Talgar is a cognitive psychologist, learning scientist, and a leader in higher education who is committed to evolving university approaches to uniquely prepare learners to succeed in a changing world.  She earned her Ph.D. from New York University in Experimental Psychology where she focused her research on understanding the mechanisms mediating attention.

As the Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern University, Cigdem's portfolio includes leadership of the Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) initiative, the Academic Assessment Group, the Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science and the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research.  Together, these efforts are focused on integrating the teaching and learning landscape at the university for educators and learners alike to ensure that Northeastern’s signature experiential learning model permeates all facets of Northeastern life.

Seminar: Thursday 22 November, 2018, Rm 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Institutional Design for an Experiential Mindset 
With the globalized world of work rapidly evolving in a way that it is recognized more by change than by stability, there is a greater need than ever for agile and flexible learners. The research on experiential learning unequivocally supports the power of authentic learning environment with authentic consequences in the development of the skills necessary for success in such a dynamic work environment. As a result, many institutions are looking to advance these types of opportunities for their students and programs. However, in doing so, a lot of times, institutions offer individual experiences rather than taking on an experiential mindset where they create an experiential ecosystem in which learners can practice these skills seamlessly throughout all of their learning. In this seminar, we will unpack what these “skills for success” are, and how some institutions are adapting their pedagogical models to ensure that they are graduating students who are set up for success in a globalized and rapidly changing world.

If you would like a one-on-one appointment with Cigdem Talgar, please email Sonia Puglielli on sonia.p@unimelb.edu.au or telephone 8344 3645