CATL session aims to map way for ‘novice college students’

“Finding Their Way: Mapping the Route to Higher Learning for Novice College Students” is the title of a workshop scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Alumni AB of the University Union. The event will be hosted by CATL — UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Research reveals that most high school students, even those with high GPAs, spend little time studying and are not prepared for the expectations of college work; additionally, many college students have work or family responsibilities, while others have inadequate understanding of what it means to be prepared for class.

In this workshop, Karen Desotelle, director of Student Education Services at Marquette University, will guide participants to explore (and experience) the frustrating ways novice college learners attempt to learn disciplinary material. The workshop examines the profound effect of high school structure on college student expectations and learning habits, explores a range of college student learning behaviors both in and out of class that inhibit or limit higher learning, and offers concrete strategies and resources for addressing these behaviors.

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