Virginia Commonwealth University

Training

Title: PTT Series: Documenting and Communicating Your Practice

Date/Time: 1/9/2014  1 - 3:50pm

Presenter: Enoch Hale

Registration: 11 seats available (Max. Class Size = 25)
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Building: Academic Learning Commons   4100

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Teaching Excellence

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only

Category: Teaching/Learning

Description: This session builds on the foundation provided during the previous sessions and extends our thinking in directions that explore ways we can document and share our efforts toward strengthening our teaching, continuing our professional growth, and reaping the benefits of our intellectual work. Stated interrogatively, what kind of evidence would you use to convince your colleagues, supervisors and students that what you?re doing with respect to your teaching is actually contributing to your students? learning? Moreover, how can you make the case that what you are doing is both deepening your students? learning--allowing them to transfer and apply it to novel situations, as well as making it more durable so that it is retained over longer periods of time. During this session, we will explore ways to document our instructional efforts, as well as ways to present our work to others; whether it be to our students on the first day of class, or in the form of syllabus adjustments, or to our colleagues in the form of informal presentations or more formally through journal publications. The underlying assumption that is at the heart of this session is that if we are going to take a scholarly approach to our teaching, then in addition to experimenting with our teaching practice and learning what works and what does not, we should share what we have learned so that others might benefit from our work. This is a highly interactive session that challenges participants to identify what they can feasibly do in their respective contexts, while pointing to directions for future development.

Contact: Enoch Hale
828-4798
ehale2@vcu.edu