Event Types: Humanities, Arts & Soc Sciences

Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

December 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can an instructor do to promote a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, participants will engage with concrete strategies […]

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Supporting the Development of Critical Reading Skills

December 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Capacity has been reached for advanced registration for this workshop, as such registration for this workshop is now closed. Please contact Dr. Megan Gregory (meggregory@wustl.edu) with questions. Undergraduate students often face an uphill battle as they learn to recognize, read, and join disciplinary conversations. Central to this difficulty is the fact that the challenges and […]

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Designing Writing Assignments

December 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

This workshop registration has reached capacity, so the registration has closed. Please email Dr. Gregory (meggregory@wustl.edu) with questions. A considerable challenge in any writing-intensive course is how to design effective writing assignments that foster intellectual development and critical thinking among students. This is an even tougher challenge when students may be unaware of or unschooled […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

September 24, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil […]

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Motivating Student Learners

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Workshop registration has reached capacity and therefore registration is now closed. Please contact Dr. Gregory if you have immediate need for this workshop. Students who are motivated learn more and learn better than those whose interests, attention, and self-esteem lag during the semester. Participants in this advanced-level workshop will examine the various factors which in […]

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Constructing Effective Collaborative Learning Opportunities

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Educational research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative learning in groups with their peers. In this advanced-level workshop, participants will examine the potential benefits of collaborative learning as well as common pitfalls in an effort to better understand what makes group work really work. Participants will discuss strategies […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil […]

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Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can an instructor do to promote a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, participants will engage with concrete strategies […]

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Developing Effective Summative Assessments

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Summative assessments are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high-stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college classes have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of using […]

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Facilitating Engaging Discussions

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

This workshop is now full and registration has closed. Please contact Dr. Gregory if you have immediate need for this workshop. While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a real discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine […]

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