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Bergren Forum to focus on implications of learning styles

Beth Johnson, assistant professor of psychology at Alfred University, will present “The Social Psychology of Learning Styles and Its Implications for Pedagogy” as part of Alfred University’s ongoing Bergren Forum series.

Johnson will host the lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11. The discussion will begin at 12:10 p.m. and will take place in the Nevins Theater, located in Alfred University’s Powell Campus Center. All are welcome.

“Learning styles,” which have been traditionally understood to reflect students’ cognitive capability to learn material presented in a particular way, are now understood to possibly be a reflection not of ability, but of self-concept, which includes their source of motivation and locus of control, explains Johnson, who will expand upon the subject during her presentation.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.