BRIC Foundations Lecture Series Will Present Dr. Uri Treisman for “The Learning Mindset Movement: Promise and Pitfalls”

Nov. 10, 2015
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative will host Uri Treisman, Ph.D., as part of the BRIC Foundations Lecture Series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

“The BRIC Foundation Lecture Series brings world-class speakers to campus across the pillars underpinning the BRIC,” said Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research at Baylor University. “Dr. Treisman is a perfect example, holding positions as professor of mathematics and public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin while acting as the founder and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center.”

The Dana Center conducts policy research and evaluation in support of efforts to raise educational standards and enhance educational accountability in Texas. They work directly with local communities and school districts to support their efforts to respond creatively to education law and policy.

Treisman’s first lecture, “The Learning Mindset Movement: Promise and Pitfalls,” will address the notion that educators can improve students’ achievement by shaping their beliefs about learning and their views of the stresses that result from academic struggle.

Treisman will trace the research of current work in motivation and attribution theory by describing promising results and unanswered questions. He will conclude by discussing the ethics of social and psychological interventions.

His second lecture, “The Architecture of Intensification: Rethinking Remediation in K-12 and Postsecondary Mathematics Education,” will address the harsh spotlight on mathematics as policymakers intensify their focus on college readiness.

This event is free and open to the public. The reception for Treisman’s first lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the BRIC 3160 Elevator Landing. Refreshments will be provided. At 5:30 p.m., Treisman’s lecture will begin in room 3160 with overflow seating available in room 2160. The BRIC is located at 100 Research Parkway. Treisman’s second lecture will take place in Marrs McLean Science Building’s Packard Hall, located at 1214 S. Fourth St.

For more information, contact Truell Hyde.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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