Zehnder coauthors Learning That Matters

Contact: Caralyn Zehnder, czehnder@umass.edu

Book cover for "Learning That Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education" by Caralyn Zehnder, Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine and Julia Metzker

Caralyn Zehnder, PhD ’06, has coauthored a new book, Learning That Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education, published by Myers Education Press to help educators craft meaningful and motivating learning experiences.

Zehnder, currently a lecturer in biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, said that she and her coauthors wrote the book to provide a resource for faculty who want to motivate, challenge, engage and affirm their students, which she described as an urgent need.

“As the events of 2020 and early 2021 have underscored, never has it been more apparent that change to our basic institutions is needed. Trajectory-altering learning experiences can no longer be secreted away for a favored few. We wrote this book to empower faculty to teach transformative courses that support all students.”

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