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Save the date! The Open Classroom will be September 24-26

Posted by on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Events, News.

Vanderbilt Instructors Open Their Classroom Doors on
September 24, 25 and 26

Would you like to watch one of your colleagues teach to see how they manage the classroom, engage students, or address challenging subjects? Do you ever feel like you toil in private to learn how to teach? You’re not alone.

Too often in higher education we instructors do not have the opportunity to watch and discuss each other’s teaching, and therefore we struggle in what Lee Shulman has called, “pedagogical solitude.” The Center for Teaching has long worked to change this isolation by creating occasions for pedagogical community. For a third year, we are proud to offer three intensive days of teaching visits. On September 24 – 26, classes taught by some of the most well-respected and awarded teachers across Vanderbilt’s many disciplines will open their classroom doors to faculty and graduate students.

Each day will highlight a focus area:

  • Engaging students in large classes
    (Monday, September 24th)
  • Teaching writing
    (Tuesday, September 25th)
  • Teaching inclusively
    (Wednesday, September 26th)

Each of the three days will conclude with a reception and discussion at 4pm in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room.

 Visit the event website mid-August for a complete list of open classes.

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