• 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