Faculty Learning Community: Agenda and Notes (November 16, 2009)
Click on “VoD” to the right of “2. Lessons From Thin Air.
Lunch served in Dorothy Vernon Room of Haffner Dining Hall
Agenda (from Steve Lindell):
Discussion of new techniques that people have explored to restructure any aspect of their teaching. This could include but is not limited to how lectures are delivered, how assignments are structured, new ways to handle discussion sections, and alternatives to the traditional methods of assessment like examinations.
For our discussion, it would be helpful if each person could bring to the table one (or more) new method(s) that you’ve tried in your classes that have been beneficial (or perhaps not), and one (or more) new method(s) that you’ve considered trying, but haven’t yet (for whatever reason).
Comparing and contrasting different peoples approaches and ideas could lead to a useful discussion.
Instead of a reading, look at the following video:
Click on “VoD” to the right of “2. Lessons From Thin Air” and watch from 3:13 until 6:22.
Although the video focuses on an example from the life sciences, it should be a powerful lesson for any discipline.