• Meetings

  • 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 bridget.arend@du.edu

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  • 2015-16 Meeting Topics

  • 2015-16 Meetings

    For the 2015-16 academic year, we explored popular books and ideas related to teaching and learning, based on the interests of the group.

    Spring 2016

    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

    Winter 2016

    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

    Fall 2015

    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 Meetings

    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 DoKen 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

    If you have additional ideas, issues, books, or articles you'd like to see as the topic of a future meeting, or if you'd like to be added to the email list (no obligation to join), please email bridget.arend@du.edu.

This portfolio last updated: 29-Aug-2016 9:46 AM