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Explorations of Teaching: What, Why, How and Who

Dean's Certificate in Pedagogy

Course Materials

TA Evaluation Form for Humanities
TA Evaluation Form for Arts & Sciences
Grad Course Evaluation Form

See schedule below or Blackboard.
All articles will be available on Blackboard or on the Serendip website.

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

2004-2005 Schedule (with links to discussion summaries)

September--Thursday, the 9th, 5 - 7 PM
Readings:
-Duckworth, Eleanor. "The Having of Wonderful Ideas"
-Percy, Walker. "The Loss of Creature." The Message in the bottle: How Queer Man is, How Queer language is, and What One Has To Do With the Other. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1975. 46-63.
Dinner will be provided.

October--Monday, the 18th, 1 - 3 PM
Plagiarism and Ethics
Discussion of evaluation changes

Readings:
-Pojman, Louis. "A Critique of Ethical Relativism" The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature
-Foot, Philippa. "Moral Relativism." Moral Dilemmas: And other Topics in Moral Philosophy.
-Gilbert Harman. "Is There a Single True Morality" Morality, Reason, and Truth

December--Friday, the 3rd, 2:30 - 4 PM, in Campus Center Rm. 200 (We will be joined by visiting trustees.)
"Morality" as a guide for action (or not), reviewing issues of ethics, evaluations, assessment, plagiarism, personal property/public property.
Readings:
-Ursula LeGuin--Commencement speech 1986 (Utopian University)
-"Emergent Pedagogy: Learning to Enjoy the Uncontrollable and Make it Productive", A Conversation in (and on) Process Among Doug Blank (Computer Science), Kim Cassidy (Psychology), Anne Dalke (English, Feminist and Gender Studies), Paul Grobstein (Biology, Center for Science in Society)
-Transcript of a conversation about Emergent Pegagogy held this fall in the Emergent Systems Working Group

January--Friday, the 21st, 10AM - 1PM
Facilitated by Jody Cohen (Education)
Reading:
-Williams, Patricia. Alchemy of Race and Rights. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1991.
There will be a meeting from 10-12, followed by an informal pizza lunch from 12-1 to welcome everyone back for the semester and talk about the future of Explorations.

February--Friday, the 18th, 3:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Multicultural Center Conference Room
(upstairs)
Topic: Teaching and learning at Bryn Mawr

 

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