High-stakes testing has become the norm in schools. Between mandated tests to pass particular classes and entrance tests for college, much about students future is determined by their ability to succeed with tests. In this important talk psychologist Dr Art Markman will explore motivational issues that affect performance on tests including test anxiety, and stereotype threat. Additionally Dr. Markman will examine some of the core aspects of effective problem solving which students can develop to improve their performance on tests. The aim is to develop strategies that work not only for high-stakes tests, but for effective thinking in general.
Art Markman, PhD is the Anabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. He has written over 150 papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, motivation and executive education. Dr Markman brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company as well as his radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head. He is the author of many books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs. Dr Markman will address members of the Glenbard teaching staff during the day as part of D87 Fest.
The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public
Continuing professional development units are available.