UCO Transformative Learning Conference March 26 27 2015 Downtown Oklahoma City

The 2015 Transformative Learning Conference

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Downtown, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
March 26-27, 2015

Hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma

Keynote & Pre-Conference Workshop by
Harvard’s Eric Mazur, Inaugural Minerva Award Recipient 


About the Conference:

The ​2015 ​Transformative ​Learning ​Conference ​challenges ​participants ​to ​demonstrate ​evidence-based ​classroom ​practices. ​Transformative ​learning, ​integrative ​learning, ​interdisciplinary ​learning, ​and ​holistic ​learning ​are ​prominent ​approaches ​in ​current ​college ​teaching ​and ​learning ​practice. ​Since ​2009, ​The ​University ​of ​Central ​Oklahoma ​formalized ​a ​campus-wide ​transformative ​learning ​initiative ​in ​both ​curricular ​and ​co-curricular ​learning ​and ​has hosted conferences for several years. Past ​Transformative ​Learning ​Conferences ​have ​featured ​keynoters ​Vincent ​Tinto, ​Melissa ​Peet, ​and ​Dan ​Glisczinski!

Workshop & Keynote Presenter:

Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur, author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual, will present the keynote session on Friday morning, March 27, and will conduct a 3-hour pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon, March 26. Read Preconference Workshop Description  Read Keynote Description

Dr. Mazur is famous for his work in actively engaging students in their learning as a means of reaching key conceptual understandings. He is a pioneer in “flipping” classrooms and is renowned as an educator of college faculty. Peer instruction and other strategies employed by Dr. Mazur are effective in prompting Transformative Learning, and we’re delighted he’ll be sharing ideas and strategies at the conference.

Recognition for his contributions to college instructional practice came with the recent announcement of Dr. Mazur as the inaugural recipient of the Minerva Award, the “Nobel for university teaching and learning.”

For more information about Dr. Mazur and his teaching, visit Harvard Magazine's Article on Dr. Mazur's Transformative Teaching Practices.


Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur, conference keynoter, author of Peer Instruction: A User's Manual, winner of the inaugural Minerva Award, the “Nobel for university teaching and learning.”



Transformative Learning 
in the News

STLR Title III Grant

Having received a large Title III federal grant to support our implementation of Transformative Learning here at UCO, we’re eager to learn from participants and presenters and to share information about our Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) initiative. 

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Student Transformative Learning Record
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UCO receives $7.7 million STLR federal grant:
Read Full STLR Press Release

Gates Foundation
Committee &
Group Activity

As a member of the Gates Foundation’s Evidence for Learning Advisory Committee and Leading Academic Change Summit, UCO is also eager to learn from participants and presenters about how Transformative Learning intersects with competency-based education at your institutions.