How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus by Nash, Bradley, and Chickering fills a gap in the literature by providing a resource that shows how to construct and carry out difficult conversations from various vantage points in the academy. It offers a theory-to-practice model of conversation for the entire college campus that will enable […]
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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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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 […]