Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Gary Green
November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester on the Honors listserv
- Book: WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE STUDENTS DO by Ken Bain
- Discussion Leader: Dr. Gary Green, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Natural Resources, Recreation, and Tourism Management
- Date: Monday, November 6, 6:00-8:00pm
- Location: Moore Hall 116
- Description: Combining academic research on learning and motivation with insights drawn from interviews with people who have won Nobel Prizes, Emmys, or otherwise led lives of meaning and accomplishment, Ken Bain identifies the key attitudes that distinguish the best college students from their peers. Most start out with a belief that intelligence and ability are expandable, not fixed. This leads them to make connections across disciplines and to find ways of reconceiving problems rather than simply looking for the right answer. Intrinsically motivated by their own sense of purpose, they are not overly impressed with conventional notions of success. The best students study in small bites, focus more on concept than procedure, and work collaboratively, getting friends to test them on their knowledge. They don’t achieve success by making success their goal―when it comes, it is a byproduct of following their intellectual curiosity, solving useful problems, and taking risks to learn and grow.
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