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Episode 28 – Teaching Outside the Classroom: Part Two

Posted by on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in News, Podcast.

On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.”  This is the second installment of a two-part podcast. In this episode, we join the discussion as David Furbish from Earth and Environmental Sciences as he reflects on his experiences teaching courses that involve a field component.

Throughout the conversation, Furbish stresses the importance of good communication so that students know what to expect. Furbish emphasizes that not providing adequate information to students on the front end can cause problems. The conceptual and logistical framework needs to be in place to make field-trips a positive experience for the students.

http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep28_furbish.mp3 [MP3, 8 min 43 sec]

To learn more, visit our new teaching guide on teaching outside the classroom.

 

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