January Lunch & Learn: Legacies & Learning

Fri, Jan 15 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
/ Location: Zoom

Join us for Lunch & Learn, where you'll have the chance to socialize with other grad students and hear talks by students in English and Psychological & Brain Sciences. Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library.

While we won't be able to share pizza together in person, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $15 Target gift cards.

January 2021 Edition: Legacies & Learning

January 15, 12-1:15pm
*RSVP here to receive the Zoom link*

Living Archives: Recovering the Voices and Legacies of Enslaved African Muslims in 18-19th Century US History

Deena Al-Halabieh
Graduate Student in English

Slave narratives written by Muslim and Arabic-speaking Africans enslaved in the United States and the Caribbean have been generally excluded from the tradition of African American and diasporic slave narratives. This exclusion is based on claims of authorship, identity, the structure and content of these texts, and in some cases language, as a number of these texts were originally written in the Arabic language and thus were not readily accessible to US readers. My talk will focus on The Life of Omar Ibn Said (1831) to illustrate how Said’s narrative, similar to other manuscripts written by Muslim and Arabic-speaking Africans, provides new avenues for thinking about the genre and tradition of slave narratives more broadly.

Explain It: Using Self-Explanation for Deeper Learning

Alyssa Lawson
Graduate Student in Psychological & Brain Sciences

Generative learning strategies are those that prompt students to actively make sense of the material they are learning. One type of generative learning strategy is self-explanation, which prompts learners to develop an explanation of the material they are learning. Our research found that prompting students to engage in creating explanations was beneficial to their deeper understanding of the material but did not help much in an immediate test. This talk will discuss the benefits of adding explanation prompts to learning material. 

This event will be moderated by Jane Faulkner, Research & Engagement Librarian at the UCSB Library.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Chava Nerenberg.

Event Contact : Chava Nerenberg