Friday, August 24, 2012

Returning to the Classroom: Teaching Students with Military Experience

UNF and the Jacksonville Community have welcomed those with military experience. More and more, instructors are noticing differences in the responses and perspectives of students in their classrooms who are military veterans. 

Upcoming OFE Event

Returning to the Classroom:  Teaching Students with Military Experience
September 6, 2012, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom C/D,  Building 58(W), Room 3703
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In this session, Dr. Tracy Hejmanowski, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Deployment Health Center at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, will discuss how the experiences and resulting perspectives of student veterans impact their psychological and ideological viewpoints, as well as their capabilities and motivation in the college classroom.  The cognitive and emotional challenges of student veterans struggling with PTSD and persistent post-concussive syndrome will also be discussed, as it may impact classroom and instructional dynamics. An awareness of the scenarios that require sensitivity to student veterans' needs will help faculty minimize class disruption and maximize educational gains.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Enhancement and the Military and Veterans Resource Center and is supported by a grant from the Prudential Foundation

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