New Advances in College Pedagogy
This group will explore a new teaching method, study, theory or concept every meeting. Participants will be asked to read a short article or watch a short presentation and will meet to discuss and explore the practical implications of these new advances in college teaching.
If you are interested in joining this FLC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-16 Meeting Topics
For the 2015-16 academic year, we explored popular books and ideas related to teaching and learning, based on the interests of the group.
April 12 - Join in Chaplain's book discussion about Trigger Warnings (electronic readings to be sent ahead of time).
May 9 - Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Parker Palmer
Jan 25th - Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment, Terry Doyle
Feb 22nd - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
March 7th - Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Nov 9th we read a chapter from Dee Fink’s book, Designing Courses for Significant Learning in anticipation of his visit to DU during Teaching and Learning Week (Feb 2016).
Future books under consideration include:
- The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal, 10th Anniversary Edition, Parker Palmer
- My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student, Rebekah Nathan
- Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, bell hooks
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, John Medina
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
- Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, Daniel Willingham
- What the Best College Teachers Do, Ken Bain
- Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, Claude Steele
- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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