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An Introduction to Learner-Centered Teaching - 9/23/2013 -

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An Introduction to Learner-Centered Teaching

  1. Monday, September 23rd, 20133:30pm - 4:45pm

Learner-Centered teaching (also referred to as active learning, learning-centered teaching, constructivism; examples are: experiential learning, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning, POGIL, etc.) offers faculty a very different way of thinking about teaching and learning that can address some common complaints they have about today’s “students--their passivity, lack of motivation, disinterest in learning” (Weimer, 2013). In this workshop we will explore two of the five key changes that Weimer describes: the role of the teacher and the function of content. We will discuss in what ways these changes address the needs of today’s students, and will brainstorm on ways faculty can begin to implement small changes to their current practices.

 

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