Teaching Academy

Invited Guest Speakers


 Dr. Robert Bjork and Dr. Elizabeth Bjork

The CVM Teaching Academy, the College of Arts and Sciences, WSU Teaching Academy, College of Education, School of Molecular Biosciences, and the Office of Undergraduate Education Presents "Bjork Seminars"

September 10-11, 2015

Dr. Robert BjorkDr. Robert Bjork is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department ofDr. Elizabeth BjorkPsychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training. Dr. Elizabeth Bjork is a Professor of Psychology also at UCLA. Prior to joining the UCLA Psychology Department she was a faculty member in the Mathematical Psychology Laboratory at Rockefeller University in New York City and in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Elizabeth Bjork’s primary area of research is in human memory, particularly the role of inhibitory processes in certain types of goal-directed forgetting, such as memory updating, and in the resolution of competition in retrieval.

Schedule of Events:
  • Thursday (September 10 th):

    • Seminar 12:10 pm - VBR 305  “Learning versus performance: A critical distinction in theory and practice."
      Dr. Robert Bjork

      Seminar 4:00 pm - FSHN T101 - “When, Why, and How Multiple-choice Tests Can Serve as Tools for
      Learning: Evidence from the Laboratory and the Classroom.’ Dr. Elizabeth Bjork

      Seminar 6:00 pm - Todd 276 - “The increasing importance of knowing how to learn—and some evidence
      that we tend not to know already.’ Dr. Robert Bjork

      Friday (September 11th):

        Lunch & Discussion with Dr. Robert Bjork -

        11:45-1:30 pm - The CVM Teaching Academy has the opportunity to have a question and answer session
        with Dr. Robert Bjork

        Location: 3rd floor atrium of ADBF (lunch will be provided if RSVP)

    Washington State University