Wednesday, April 3, 2013
9:00 -11:00 a.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Facilitator: Janice Elich Monroe, Faculty Development Coordinator
Are you interested in learning more about student-centered learning? If so, please join us for an exploration of student-centered learning theory, techniques, and applications. This workshop will be presented utilizing the World/Learning Café method, a student-centered technique. During this program you will have an opportunity for an in depth and interactive exploration of the following topics:
*What is student-centered learning and how can it be applied in the classroom?
*What are the pros and cons associated with student-centered learning?
*How can you assess student learning when utilizing student-centered approaches?
*How can faculty increase student CHOICE in the learning process?
*Where does your teaching approach fit into the student-centered learning continuum? How can you modify your courses to be more student centered?
The World/Learning Café method allows participants to learn new information while sharing their own knowledge and techniques. Participants are seated at tables, which are covered in paper that can be written on, in a cafeteria-style setting. Each table is assigned a specific topic and has a facilitator who can provide some background information related to the topic. As the participants discuss the topic they write notes on the tablecloths. Participants rotate from table to table leaving behind notes about their discussion of each topic. The session will end with summaries of each topic and an opportunity to discuss the question, where do we go from here?
The World/Learning Café method requires a minimum of 20 people to be effective. It is useful to have people who have experience in student-centered learning as well as people who are new to the topic involved in the discussions. Please sign up for this session and pass the word on to your friends and colleagues so that this workshop will enable maximum impact. Please reserve your seat here.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.