Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: 02: Inclusive Teaching (Preparing to Teach @ VCU)

Date/Time: 1/7/2013  1:00pm - 2:25pm

Presenter: Phillip Edwards

Registration: 6 seats available (Max. Class Size = 24)
(Class is archived)

Building: Harris Hall   5182

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Online@VCU

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only

Category: Teaching/Learning

Description: Instructors` beliefs about teaching and learning impact course design, teaching practice, and student learning. The course syllabus is often the first point of contact instructors have with their students, and this document can offer a framework for student learning throughout the semester. How discussions of the syllabus, the instructor`s expectations for their students, and the students` expectations for the course are undertaken early in the course can affect students` perceptions of the classroom environment. In cases where students` early perceptions are less-than-positive, we might later observe behaviors that we consider to be "disruptive"--including nonparticipation, distractedness, disengagement, underpreparation, or unpunctuality. This session is designed to help participants develop proactive strategies for including all students as part of a welcoming classroom environment and to collect effective methods for responding to "disruptive" behavior if it emerges.

Contact: Phillip Edwards