What can we as faculty do to help students get beyond the superficial and really dig deeply into our disciplines? Research on how people learn and studies of effective teaching do not offer a simple prescription, but rather suggest some general principles that faculty can adapt to make their courses both more challenging and more engaging. This interactive session will use those principles to help you design and teach classes that lead to significant student learning - and that don't consume all of your time.
Typically faculty teach to students. What happens if faculty approach the task differently, aiming to teach with students? Emerging research suggests that engaging students as partners in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student learning – and also faculty teaching. This workshop for faculty and students will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.
A growing number of college faculty use contemplative pedagogies to support their students’ learning. While research has demonstrated the positive outcomes of many contemplative practices, little is known about the results of contemplative pedagogies in university settings. And some may reasonably wonder whether assessment and grading might undermine the purposes of contemplative pedagogies. In this interactive session, we will explore how our pedagogical intentions and disciplinary methods can inform the ways we assess our students, our courses, and our programs. We also will consider whether assessment practices truly can be mindfully aligned with course goals and classroom cultures.
Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center and the Teaching Resource Center
UVa's Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit brings together faculty, staff, and students from across UVa and the Commonwealth to engage in conversation about excellence in teaching and learning. For 2015, the Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 in Newcomb Hall, and record attendance is expected!
You can also join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #UVaTeach
Call for proposals!Click here to learn how you can share your teaching experiences with the UVa community and view the call for proposals. To help prepare your submission, a preview of the CFP form will be available.
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