Vanderbilt Instructors Open Their Classroom Doors September 9-13
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 fourth year, we are proud to offer five intensive days of teaching visits. On September 9-13, 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.
This year’s focus areas:
- Hard Conversations
- Teaching Creativity
- Active Learning
Each visit will conclude with a short reflection discussion immediately following the class session.
To see the full list of classes and to register, see the Open Classroom webpage.