Navigating Your Learning – How We Can Learn From/With One Another: Ashley Welsh at TEDxTerry Talks 2013

How do we learn best? What factors and obstacles can influence our learning experience? Ashley Welsh speaks about the complex sets of hurdles, failures, successes and emotions that shape the university experience for many students.

Throughout her university career, Ashley, a 3rd year PhD candidate in Undergraduate Science Education, has witnessed many students struggle with the demands and expectations of being an undergraduate student. As a teaching assistant, a graduate student investigating undergraduate science student experience and even as a coach of a university sports team, she has seen the difficulties that many students face in terms of balancing their academic demands, extra-curricular activities and family responsibilities.

By sharing the stories of her students, she hopes to explore how we can improve and learn from our own learning experiences and apply that to our education, careers and personal lives.

Filmed by Craig Ross: Video edited by David Ng.
November 2nd, 2013. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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