Pedagogy Reading Groups
The CTE organizes occasional reading groups open to faculty and graduate students interested in delving into a particular author’s work or into a timely pedagogical text. Meetings are informal and are meant to provide an opportunity to share reactions, questions, and thoughts about how to implement the principles introduced in the reading.
Facilitated by CTE staff, these groups provide instructors the opportunity to connect across disciplines about a range of teaching topics. Past participants have mentioned “the diversity of the group - in terms of field, experience, and class type” and the “free-form conversation” as some of the benefits of the program.
Spring 2018 Reading Group
For the CTE’s spring reading group, Meghan Sweeney, Director of the PULSE Program for Service Learning, will be joining us to facilitate a conversation about incorporating service and community-based learning into your teaching. The group will meet twice during spring semester to discuss a few signature pieces from the field. Dates will be decided based on participant availability.
If you are interested in participating, please email Stacy Grooters by February 15.
Excellence in Teaching Day Reading Groups
In anticipation of Cathy Davidson and Randy Bass’s keynote at Excellence in Teaching Day, we are also organizing a few informal conversations this semester about their work. Open to all BC faculty, these conversations are an opportunity both to engage Davidson’s and Bass’s research and to think through its implications for the classroom.
Kindly RSVP for one or more of the discussions being held on March 20, March 26, and April 5. We’ll focus our conversations on the following pieces:
- “From Unbundling to Rebundling: Design Principles for Transforming Institutions in the New Digital Ecosystem” (Bass 2017)
- “Changing Higher Ed From the Classroom Up: How the Connected, Peer-Led Classroom Can Model Institutional Transformation” (Davidson 2016)
- “10 Key Points About Active Learning” (Davidson 2018)
Fall 2017 Reading Group
Our fall 2017 reading group discussed How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. If you have any questions about the fall 2017 book group, please contact Tim Lindgren.
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