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Celebration of Learning, 3pm Today in Alumni Hall #VandyCoL

April 21, 2014 — Today’s the day! The Celebration of Learning, 3-6pm in Alumni Hall, is the final event in the Center for Teaching’s “Students as Producers” theme year. The event will feature students and the products of their learning experiences in courses at...... KEEP READING »

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The Mindful PhD

The Mindful PhD: It’s About Our Students

April 18, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Today is my last day of class, and I feel a little antsy, even a little edgy.  I already have a stack of materials to grade, and I’ll be getting another stack today, and then...... KEEP READING »

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Medicine and Magic: Students as Producers in the Humanities

April 16, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The post below is about a fantastic “Students as Producers” course taught by Vanderbilt’s Holly Tucker. For more ideas on engaging students as producers of knowledge, come to the CFT’s Celebration of Learning next Monday....... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt ShareFest: Strategies for Communicating Complex Ideas

April 14, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Below is a recap of last week’s Vanderbilt ShareFest. For more ideas on engaging students as producers of knowledge, come to the CFT’s Celebration of Learning next Monday. The event will feature a highly engaging...... KEEP READING »

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How do you teach novice scientists to be thoughtful, critical researchers?

April 10, 2014 — By Cynthia Brame   I recently had two experiences that spoke to this issue. First, I ran into my colleague Carl Johnson in the BioSci department at Vanderbilt. He said that he was finishing up getting ready to present at...... KEEP READING »

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ShareFest

ShareFest: A Showcase of Emerging Communication Strategies – Today at 4pm

April 9, 2014 — ShareFest is a showcase of emerging communication strategies scheduled for 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. today at the First Amendment Center, with a reception following. Expect a fast moving, interactive format featuring a variety of innovative communications strategies used on campus....... KEEP READING »

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Digital Learning Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

April 8, 2014 — The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) invites applications for graduate student fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. VIDL expects to award four graduate fellowships, each carrying a stipend of $5,500 per academic year for approximately five hours of work...... KEEP READING »

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Forman Lecture on Physics Education: Learning Physics through Technology

April 8, 2014 — The Department of Physics & Astronomy’s annual Forman Lecture on physics education will feature Wilton Virgo from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The talk, scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Stevenson Center 4327, is titled “Six Easy...... KEEP READING »

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Students as Producers

Students as Producers in Social Science Courses

April 7, 2014 — by Julie Lapidot, CFT Student Assistant The following is a summary of a conversation on teaching the CFT hosted earlier this semester, part of our “Students as Producers” theme year. For more ideas on helping students become not only consumers...... KEEP READING »

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The Mindful PhD

The Mindful PhD: Looking into the Fire

April 4, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director In preparation for a talk next week, I was sitting on my floor next to my bookshelves, surrounded by open volumes of literature. (This is the literary scholar’s version of a kid surrounded by unwrapped...... KEEP READING »

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The Mindful PhD

The Mindful PhD: Revisiting Boice

March 21, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I’ve been preparing a one-week summer workshop in humanities pedagogy for a few post-docs starting their positions this fall.  My partner in this development is one of our Graduate Teaching Fellows, Jessica Riviere, who just dotted...... KEEP READING »

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STORYTELLING AND THE CRAFT OF TEACHING: Unlocking Your Passion, Monday, March 31st

March 19, 2014 — We are delighted to announce that story-teller Clare Murphy, on tour through the United States, will be performing at Vanderbilt on April 1st at 7:00pm in Wilson Hall 126. In conjunction with her visit to Vanderbilt, she is offering a...... KEEP READING »

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