This workshop provides faculty members with the opportunity to participate in a discussion about what constitutes learning-centered teaching practice, and to assess their own courses and teaching with regard to learning-centered notions. Participants will become familiar with the work of MaryEllen Weimer, and use a rubric developed from her book, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice to evaluate sample course syllabi. Emphasis will be placed on determining the appropriateness of learning-centered practices in a variety of teaching contexts.
By the end of this session, you should be able to
- Compare and contrast instruction-centered teaching with learning-centered teaching.
- Discuss the merits of various learning-centered practices in different teaching contexts.
- Identify specific areas in your own teaching / courses that warrant reconsideration or modification.
- From Teaching to Learning – A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Educations by Robert Barr and John Tagg http://ilte.ius.edu/pdf/BarrTagg.pdf
- Learning-Centered Teaching Resources http://www.usp.edu/teaching/Learner-Centered/
- Learning-Centered Teaching Rubric http://www.usp.edu/teaching/Learner-Centered/rubrics.pdf
For more information, contact Jeff Nugent (7-0563 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Zachary Goodell (7-0562 or email@example.com)
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