Event Types: Humanities, Arts, & Soc Sci Workshop

Facilitating Inclusive Learning in Groups

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Participants in this workshop will discuss the factors that shape student engagement and participation during group work, as well as learn strategies for designing and facilitating group work that can foster inclusion and full participation. Presenter: Meg Gregory, PhD, Assistant Director for Academic Services, The Teaching Center Participating in advanced-level workshops for graduate students does […]

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Collaborative Learning in Groups

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Educational research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative-learning groups with peers. In this advanced-level workshop, participants will discuss the philosophy behind a selection of formal and informal collaborative-group structures, as well as practical strategies for effectively planning and implementing group learning. Presenter: Meg Gregory, PhD, Assistant Director for […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

December 23, 2016 | Beth Fisher

ATTN: This workshop has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled later in March. 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 […]

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Incorporating Active Learning into Lectures

December 23, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Many studies have shown that students who participate in active-learning activities during class are more engaged in the material and retain more than students who are passively listening and taking notes Participants in this advanced-level workshop will learn strategies for transforming lectures by integrating active learning, including how to structure their class sessions to effectively […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

December 23, 2016 | Beth Fisher

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 to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil discourse in […]

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Strategies for Inclusive Teaching

August 25, 2016 | Beth Fisher

This workshop will offer an opportunity to learn about research on “stereotype threat,” a phenomenon that can affect student performance in the classroom, as well as to discuss teaching strategies that can reduce the effects of stereotype threat and support learning by all students. Presenter: Michelle Repice, PhD (Assistant Director of The Teaching Center; Lecturer, […]

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Responding to Student Writing

August 25, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Instructors dedicate many hours each semester to reading, commenting on, and grading student writing, and they often wonder whether the feedback they are providing is helping students to improve their writing and thinking skills. For their part, students often express frustration when they find their instructors’ comments on their papers to be mysterious, confusing, or […]

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Leading Engaging Discussions

August 22, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Discussions can help students develop critical-thinking skills and deepen their knowledge of the course content. However, effective discussions require careful planning and facilitation. Participants in this workshop will explore strategies for planning and leading engaging discussions that foster learning and encourage participation from all students. Presenter: Michelle Repice, PhD (Assistant Director of The Teaching Center; Lecturer, […]

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Facilitating Inclusive Learning in Groups

January 5, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Participants in this workshop will discuss the factors that affect student engagement and participation during group work, as well as learn strategies for designing and facilitating group work that can foster inclusion and full participation. This workshop is part of a two-session series offered this semester on Collaborative Learning in the Humanities, Arts, and Social […]

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Collaborative Learning in Groups

January 5, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Education research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative-learning groups with peers. In this advanced-level workshop, participants will discuss the philosophy behind a selection of formal and informal collaborative-group structures, as well as practical strategies for effectively planning and implementing group learning. This workshop is part of a two-session […]

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