A Recap of “Understanding How We Learn”

By Courtney Sendall, Communications Coordinator

Last week’s Sunrise Scrambler had attendees on their feet and tapping into their artistic side as Steve Dunn, Associate Dean of the School of Education at Newman University, presented “Understanding How We Learn.” Steve used several activities to demonstrate different learning styles, and we have summarized his main points below.

  • Learning occurs when teachers create safe, active and collaborative environments (in a classroom or the workplace), as well as employ a variety of learning activities to engage learners of all types.
  • Effective teachers love their subject, their students, and are always reflecting and striving to become better.
  • In the process of learning, taking time to reflect on what you are studying is critical to improving. In fact, a study revealed that we need to spend about 50% of our learning time reflecting upon and evaluating the information we have gathered.

You can view Steve’s PowerPoint here and visit our Facebook page to see photos of the interactive presentation. Thank you to our sponsors Legacy Bank, Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, and Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. for making this program possible.

Next month’s Sunrise Scrambler is scheduled for September 25 at the Hyatt and will feature Eric Fisher, Founder and President of Eric Fisher Salon and Eric Fisher Academy. After the September Scrambler, plan to head down to Expo Hall in Century II for Exposure, the area’s largest business-to-business networking event. Register here for the Scrambler.

Steve Dunn

Steve Dunn