Tiffany Washington, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia School of Social Work received the 2017 UGA Service-Learning Research Award and the 2016 UGA Creative Teaching Award. The focus of Washington’s Award Winning Faculty Series talk will be the ways in which faculty can connect their in-class teaching to their larger research agenda. Focusing on her own pedagogical practice, Washington will highlight experiential learning techniques and share from her own pedagogical practice, including students’ feedback. Details
“Signature” or “key” assignments can be used for program-level assessment to reveal students’ disciplinary knowledge in which programs can use to inform their overall programmatic design. In this workshop we will discuss how to create a signature assignment aligned with program learning outcomes, how to collect student work from multiple course sections and/or instructors, and how to use the results to help students improve their skills and content knowledge. Details
Reacting to the Past (RTTP) is a pedagogical approach pioneered by Columbia University professor, Mark Carnes in his teaching position at Barnard College. The approach to teaching and learning consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work as well as participation. In drawing students into the past, RTTP instructors promote engagement with big ideas and improve intellectual and academic skills.
This workshop will introduce the general approach of RTTP pedagogy, as well as explore research findings that support the methodology, provide an overview of current game offerings, and preview faculty and student support systems for RTTP here at UGA.
The interactive portion of the workshop will have participants adopt an assigned role, meet with their faction and offer a defense of their position based on interpreting primary documents—thus, participants will see this active learning strategy from the student perspective. RTTP’s encompassing approach provides a backdrop for this sort of transdisciplinary workshop. Participants will discuss how RTTP and game-based pedagogies can influence teaching and pedagogical success in higher education as well as its tangible impact on critical-thinking, student-centered classrooms, and innovative methods for creating active learning experiences.
Breakfast will be served! Details
Release conditions and intelligent agents are tools in eLC that you can implement to customize the student experience in your course. Configuring these features allows you to guide student movement through the content and manage access for students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create release conditions and intelligent agents. Details