November 2, 2012 Saunders Research Building 12:30 - 4:30
This workshop offers hands-on experience and evaluation of teaching strategies for enhancing student learning. Specific approaches include inquiry-based learning, case discussions, problem-based learning, workshop methods, techniques for engaging lecture-hall audiences, and collaborative learning models.
Brown Bag Lunch 12:30 - 1:00
Plenary 1:00 - 1:30
Borasi, Dean, Warner Graduate School of Education
Learner Centered Teaching Strategies -
Breakout I 1:40 - 3:00
Learner Centered Teaching Strategies - Breakout II 3:10 - 4:30
Learner Centered Strategies
Judi Fonzi, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Professional Development & Education Reform
Based on the simple idea that “the best way to learn is to do,” and backed by the most current research on how the brain assimilates knowledge, this workshop shows how to design literacy-rich instructional experiences that engage students at every level of the inquiry process: asking questions, conceiving hypotheses and producing meaningful results.
The Case Study
Phil Lederer, Associate Professor of Operations Management
This workshop offers a hands-on illustration of how the case study method of instruction conveys knowledge, develops judgment, and improves communication skill through group discussion. It demonstrates how the discussion leader orchestrates a constructive process of questioning, listening and responding; ways to encourage independent thinking; and tactics for guiding participants in constructive interaction with one another.
David Kornack, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
This workshop focuses on the use of small groups for learning about a subject through collaborative analysis of complex, multifaceted, realistic problems. It demonstrates the instructor’s role as a facilitator of learning, who models and supports a process in which students identify what they already know, what they need to know, and how and where to access information that may lead to resolution of the problem.
Vicki Roth, Assistant Dean & Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how student-led problem-solving groups work and discusses the adaptation of collaborative learning groups to a wide-range of courses, from large lectures to small seminars to laboratory courses.
Through Peer-to-Peer Feedback
Carol Shuherk, Senior Associate Provost
This workshop demonstrates the use of peer feedback techniques for improving performance in writing and speaking assignments; increasing effectiveness in team projects; and strengthening interpersonal communication skill. It shows how to adapt a simple two-step procedure across multiple contexts and varied disciplines.
Lecture Hall Audience: Can It Be Done?
Jenny Hadingham, Assistant Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Terry Platt, Professor of Biology
This workshop shows how to convert the lecture format, in which students have traditionally been passive recipients, into an active, engaging learning environment.