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The Power of Introversion in the Classroom: Implications for Instructors

Room: OL 127

Facilitators: Cliff Robinson and Elizabeth Templeman

It is likely that more than one-third of our students and colleagues are introverted. However, according to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, introverts are dramatically undervalued, both inside and outside of our classrooms.

Starting with some background on the introversion-extroversion spectrum and on the specific differences in preferences between introverts and extroverts, we’ll shift to strategies for increasing the inclusion of introverted students--and of educators--in higher education.  

The session is an invitation to educators to continue to engage with Cain's Quiet Revolt, where in higher education, contemplation is as valued as participation, where gregariousness is optional, and where introverts are welcomed to do what they do best.

Cliff Robinson (Counselling) and Elizabeth Templeman (Supplemental Learning) have delivered on the topic of introversion in higher education at conferences of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.  


Friday, May 11, 2018
9:00am - 10:30am
Kamloops Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Teresa Dickmeyer