Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning.
The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz’s recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for “connected teaching,” teaching which is founded upon relationships built between instructors and their students. Informed by Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) and drawing on empirical and established theoretical literature from teaching and psychology, as well as leadership and organizational studies, Schwartz provides both theoretical backing and practical suggestions for understanding teaching as a relational practice.
Participants are required to attend all meetings. Participants will receive a copy of the book courtesy of the CTL. Priority registration will be given to those who are in their 3rd years or beyond and who have engaged with the CTL in other contexts. Seats are limited. This program will take place via Zoom.
Meetings will be from 2-3pm on the following Tuesdays:
Feb 8: Chapter 1: What is Connected Teaching & Chapter 2: One Good Exchange: Connected Teaching When There Isn’t Enough Time
Feb 22: Chapter 3: “Can I just Text You?”: Maintaining Boundaries in the Digital Age & Chapter 4: Assessment as Relational Practice
March 8: Chapter 5: Lessons Gone Awry and Frustrating Student Interactions: Dealing with Disruption and Resistance in the Learning Space
March 22: Chapter 6: Power and Position & Chapter 7: Emotion and Teaching
April 5: Chapter 8: Disappointment and Failure (When Teaching Almost Breaks Your Heart) & Chapter 9: Intellectual Mattering
For questions about the Graduate Student & Postdoc Reading Community, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.