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December 14th 2015:Intrinsic Motivation and Pervasive Interdisciplinarity in the Higher Education

In the recent past, expert professors lectured about well established knowledge to obedient students who were expected to master the things they were told. This worked well in a workplace that demanded obedience and solutions using extant knowledge and methods. Today, we need curious, courageous students who can strike out on their own, learn what to learn, how to learn, and to so for their own reasons across disciplines. Join host Dave Goldberg as he interviews Rob Martello (Olin College), and Jon Stolk (SMU) two masters of bringing interdisciplinarity, intrinsic motivation, mindset, and sel

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Rob Martello

Rob Martello is a Professor of the History of Science and Technology at Olin College. His NSF-sponsored research explores connections between interdisciplinary education, student motivation, and self-directed project-based learning, and he implements his findings in experimental courses (“The Stuff of History,” “Six Microbes that Changed the World”) and faculty development workshops. He has chaired efforts that re-imagined Olin’s faculty reappointment and promotion, institutional outreach, and student assessment approaches. A graduate of MIT’s program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology, he is also the author of Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth
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Jon Stolk

Jon Stolk strives to design and facilitate extraordinary learning experiences. He creates project-based and interdisciplinary courses and programs that invite students to take control of their learning, grapple with complex systems, engage with each other and the world in new ways, and emerge as confident, agile, self-directed learners. Jon’s research aims to understand the student experience in different classroom settings, particularly with regard to the ways individuals express motivation and develop their own learner beliefs and identities. Jon works to translate education research to practice, and to assist others in creating innovative student experiences and driving educational change
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2454/big-beacon-radio 17/12/2017 12:00 17/12/2017 01:00 Big Beacon Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2454/big-beacon-radio In the recent past, expert professors lectured about well established knowledge to obedient students who were expected to master the things they were told. This worked well in a workplace that demanded obedience and solutions using extant knowledge and methods. Today, we need curious, courageous students who can strike out on their own, learn what to learn, how to learn, and to so for their own reasons across disciplines. Join host Dave Goldberg as he interviews Rob Martello (Olin College), and Jon Stolk (SMU) two masters of bringing interdisciplinarity, intrinsic motivation, mindset, and self-determination theory to the classroom. For a number of years Rob, a historian, and Jon, a material scientist, team taught a course together called "The Stuff of History" in which the history of the American Revolution and Paul Revere were juxtaposed with the material science and metallurgy of the early republic. Join Rob, Jon, and Dave for a boundary pushing conversation. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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