Mercyhurst University and Wilkes University Add PLS Classes’ Developing Executive Function Course to Catalog of Offerings for Graduate Students

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Together with Mercyhurst University and Wilkes University, we are pleased to announce that the graduate course Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners is now available. This PLS course is offered in an on-site and remote learning format, which combines online synchronous sessions with asynchronous coursework. 

Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners is a three-credit-hour course that focuses on the correlation between student learning and the executive function skills of the brain. Mind matters, and strong executive function skills enhance student learning and empower students throughout their academic and professional lives. Participants learn how to develop and strengthen executive function in the areas of organization and planning, focus and attention, working memory, effort and resilience, cognitive flexibility, directness, and inhibitory control. Classroom-applicable strategies are presented in a content-oriented manner that educators can use to strengthen executive function skills in all learners.

Participants learn how to develop and strengthen executive function in the areas of organization and planning; focus and attention; working memory; inhibitory control and self-regulation; self-directedness (self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying); and cognitive flexibility. Classroom-applicable strategies are presented in a content-oriented manner that educators can use to strengthen executive function skills in all learners. These skills help students become more successful at school, foster strong self-efficacy, and help them throughout their lives.

Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners will be offered six different times during the Fall 2021 semester.

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