Upcoming Event: Effective Discussion Leading (for new & returning faculty only)
Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop!
|Effective Discussion Leading (Faculty Only)
Date & Time: Friday, August 17 11:00am-1:00pm One of the defining yet most elusive goals of good teaching is to engage students in productive and engaging discussions. To lead discussions effectively requires more than just knowledge of course content, but a wide array of abilities that include planning, emotional sensitivity, rapport-building, thoughtful questioning, dialogue management, appropriate interventions, thoughtful questioning, and many others. Developing these abilities and balancing them creatively in the classroom makes discussion leading a complex and challenging task. This interactive workshop will engage participants in dialogue about effective discussion leading strategies with guidance from the literature on teaching and learning in higher education.
Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director
These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities. These sessions draw on research-based best practices from the literature on teaching and learning and help participants consider ways to apply those best practices in their teaching. Teaching Workshops are typically a mix of presentation, large group discussion, small group activities, and times for individual reflection.
Fall 2012 Teaching Workshops include: