“How to Foster Deep Learning” is the topic of a lecture by Ken Bain, president of Best Teachers Institute and author of What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004), in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall at University of Lynchburg at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.
He was founding director of four major teaching and learning centers at New York University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University and Montclair University.
His now classic book, What the Best College Teachers Do, won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize. It has been translated into 12 languages and was the subject of an award-winning television documentary series in 2007.
The sequel, What the Best College Students Do, also from Harvard University Press, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012, and has become an international bestseller. It has been translated into Korean and Spanish and other editions are forthcoming.
Bain has won major teaching awards and a 1990 national publication named him one of the best teachers in the United States. He has received awards from the Harry S Truman Library, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Studies Association. He is currently completing his third book on U.S. relations with the Middle East (The Last Journey Home: Franklin Roosevelt and the Middle East).