Upcoming Teaching Workshop: Leveraging Diversity: The Wisdom of Crowds in University Teaching (Feb 22)
Date & Time: 4:10-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 22
Location: CFT Workshop Space, Center for Teaching
Facilitator: Derek Bruff, Assistant Director
Audience: Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, and Post-docs
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning (CIRTL)
Our students bring a rich array of knowledge, skills, experiences, perspectives, interests, and values to our courses. We often recognize the value of leveraging diversity in solving research problems, in technological innovation, and in participatory democracy. However, leveraging student diversity in the classroom can be difficult, even when doing so is valued. How can instructors turn this challenge into an opportunity?
Join CFT assistant director Derek Bruff as he explores some ideas and principles for leveraging diversity in the classroom, drawing on some unexpected literature. What lessons do Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus, Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail, and James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds have for instructors interested in inviting their students to participate more actively in the construction of knowledge?