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Junior Faculty: Visit the classroom on David Weintraub on February 12

Posted by on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Events.

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we offer. They are wonderful opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to observe directly and then discuss various forms of teaching across the disciplines, building collegiality and expertise around inquiries into teaching and learning.

David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy

ASTR 203: Theories of the Universe

The interdependence of cosmological theories and religious teachings from the eighth century BCE to the end of the seventeenth century. Examines scientific works and religious texts, including those of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Copernicus, Luther, Galilieo, and Newton.

Date: Tuesday, February 12th
Class Time: 8:10-9:25 am
Location: SC 5211
Pedagogies: Lecture, Discussion
Facilitator: Cynthia Brame
Discussion Location: SC 6333

Junior Faculty Only (tenure or non-tenure track) are invited to attend



We endeavor to organize visits across the university in various disciplines, but visitors do not have to be in the same discipline as the course they are observing. Indeed, many faculty members have found it helpful to encounter teaching styles and strategies different than their own, which they can then discuss with colleagues after the observation and adapt to their own use.

If you are interested in hosting a Teaching Visit or have any other questions about the program, please contact the CFT’s Cynthia Brame.


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