Virginia Commonwealth University

Training

Title: 00: Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ VCU (Preparing to Teach @ VCU)

Date/Time: 1/7/2013  9:00am - 9:55am

Presenter: CTE Staff

Registration: 5 seats available (Max. Class Size = 24)
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Building: Harris Hall   5182

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Teaching Excellence

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only

Category: Professional Development, Teaching/Learning

Description: People who teach at VCU arrive in the classroom with a variety of experiences: some are new faculty, either A.B.D. or newly-minted Ph.D.s; others have worked at VCU for years but might be entering the classroom for the first time; and still others may have taught at VCU for years but are looking for additional inspiration or ideas about how to enhance their teaching. Being experts in our subject matter does not naturally make us expert teachers. Given all of the content in our respective fields, how do we decide what to teach? How do we decide how we will teach it? How will we know whether our teaching is effective? This session presents a road-map for all of the subsequent PTT@VCU sessions, discussing how different aspects of interaction (student-student, student-instructor, student-content) align across three major themes: communication, collaboration, and assessment of student learning. Faculty members and graduate students who participate in this workshop will leave with a richer understanding of how to enhance student learning by having preliminary exposure to the conditions that are conducive to learning as well as how to best manage these conditions.

Contact: Phillip Edwards
804-827-0533
pmedwards@vcu.edu