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Jr. Faculty Fall 2017 Seminar Series: #4: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively

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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Oct 11, 2017   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
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Cheelan Bo-Linn
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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (new)

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 4: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

As the world becomes more global and information grows exponentially, our students are facing increasingly more complex problems whose solutions cannot be readily found in textbooks. Our responsibility is then to enable our students to approach issues through an inquiry-based instructional model in tackling authentic real-world problems.  As an illustration, problem-based learning (PBL) utilizes a guided learning by discovery approach. This model requires us to reconsider our role as instructors, to reexamine the content; (e.g., what and how much); and to rethink how we will evaluate our students as we support them in their development from a novice to an expert.


In this session, we will begin our conversation and practice this teaching (and learning) model. Participants in this highly interactive workshop will receive a handout packet with resources, strategies, and sample assignments.

Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Sept. 20, 2017  Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 27, 2017  Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017     Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017    Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017    Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017    Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….




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