This month, we will be giving away a copy of Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms in which the authors advise how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit […]
Course Design Institutes
We are now accepting applications for our Winter 2014 Course Design Institute. These five-part workshops allow you to take a big-picture look at a course of your choice and engage in a hands-on process of (re)-designing it to more effectively and purposefully help students learn. An application is required, and a limited number will be selected to participate in order to facilitate community development.
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Carmen Workshops for GTAs
New to Carmen? The Office of Distance Education and eLearning will be offering a series of workshops to teach Graduate Teaching Associates the ins and outs of Ohio State’s course management system this autumn.
Therese Huston’s Teaching What You Don’t Know is one of the most popular books among UCAT staff and clients. Huston discusses how being inexpert in a particular content area can actually be an advantage in creating a collaborative learning environment and encouraging student autonomy. Teaching material that we as teachers are just learning also stimulates […]