Grace A. Tanner Center

2014 Grace A. Tanner Lecture in Human Values – Alfie Kohn

The GracAlfie Kohne A. Tanner Center is pleased to announce that the 2014 Grace Adams Tanner Lecture in Human Values will be delivered by distinguished guest speaker, Alfie Kohn.

A college committed to being truly learning-centered is one whose instructors find the courage to transcend the traditional model in which a “bunch o’ facts” is transmitted to students. Often the tacit message is: "Read what I tell you, listen to me lecture, memorize stuff for the tests, and I'll reward you with a good grade -- at which point you can pretend that I really taught and I can pretend that you really learned."

Alfie Kohn has authored 13 books on education, parenting and human behavior. He has written for most of the leading education periodicals and has appeared twice on “Oprah.” Time magazine described him as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

Discussion

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center
Southern Utah University
“Many Children Left Behind: How Testing-Based School Reform Undermines Learning”

Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center
Southern Utah University
“Overhauling the Transmission Model: Creating a Learning Centered Classroom and Campus”

Book signing immediately to follow

The lecture is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.