Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & 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 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
How would your students answer these questions?
What is this course about?
What did I learn today?
Was it relevant or useful?
Dee Fink poses a fundamental question for all teachers: "How can I create courses that will provide significant learning experiences for my students?" He urges teachers to shift from a content-centered approach to a learning-centered approach that asks "What kinds of learning will be significant for students, and how can I create a course that will result in that kind of learning?" “This designs means making hard decisions about what is important to keep or to eliminate.
Instead of a list of unconnected (and perhaps insignificant) topics, the faculty will be guided by a more effective purposeful goal. Attendees will walk away with a more thoughtfully designed course and a graphical representation of it.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure
**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018 Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers” (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)
Wed, Feb. 28, 2018 Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning
Wed, Mar. 7, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Mar. 14, 2018 Session 5: Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning
Wed, Mar. 28, 2018 Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering