Responding to Student Writing

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As AIs and instructors, we dedicate many hours each semester to commenting on and evaluating student writing, but is this feedback helping students to improve their writing and critical thinking skills the way that we want it to? In this workshop, we will draw on writing pedagogy scholarship in an […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering […]

Incorporating Active Learning During Class Time

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Research overwhelmingly supports the idea that active learning, “opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject” leads to greater learning gains than methods of teaching that situate students as passive receptors of knowledge (Meyer & […]

Facilitating Engaging Discussions

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will consider the benefits of discussion as a pedagogical methodology, examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion, […]