Ken Bain, ‘Fostering Deep Learning’

Ken Bain, ‘Fostering Deep Learning’

151118 Ken Bain headshotOn Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Boardroom, join Ken Bain, author of “What the Best College Teachers Do” and “What the Best College Students Do,” for “Fostering Deep Learning,” an interactive program designed to engage teachers and students in deep conversations about the nature of learning and how best to foster it.

Ken Bain spent much of his academic career at Vanderbilt, Northwestern and NYU before becoming provost and vice president for academic affairs, and professor of history and urban education, at the University of the District of Columbia, positions he held until 2013.

Bain is founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at NYU, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair.

In the 1970s and early ’80s, he was professor of history at the University of Texas, director of their honors program, and founding director of the History Teaching Center, a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 1984 to 1986, he served as director of the National History Teaching Center.

Ken Bain’s “What the Best College Teachers Do” (Harvard University Press, 2004), winner of the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education, has been translated into twelve languages and was the subject of an award-winning television documentary series in 2007.

The sequel, “What the Best College Students Do,” also from Harvard University Press, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012 and has become an international best seller. It has been published in Korean and Spanish as well as English.

A book signing and opportunity for conversation with Ken Bain will follow the presentation.

This program is so-sponsored by the Wagner College Center for Teaching, Learning and Research and the Provost’s Office.