Upcoming Graduate Student & Postdoc Teaching Workshop: Improv for the Millennial Learner – Monday, Dec 7th, 3:30-5:00pm
Facilitators: Ben Galina & Jane Hirtle,
Graduate Teaching Fellows, Center for Teaching
Date & Time: Monday, Dec 7th, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: CFT Classroom, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd floor
Never far from an Internet connection, today’s university students move indiscriminately between the online and physical realms. The presence of these “digital natives” (Prensky, 2001) on college campuses nationwide—and the attendant fear that our work as researchers and educators will be indecipherable to them—has fueled a number of initiatives in higher education, from changes in course management platforms to the nigh ubiquitous job postings for digital humanities scholars. Yet, the urgency that undergirds these calls for innovation ignores the hybridized experience of Millennial Learners. In this workshop, we will explore techniques for engaging digital natives using improvisation techniques. Participants will learn about relevant research in teaching and learning before moving through a series improv exercises adapted for the classroom.