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Multimodal Teaching Methods: Meeting Students Where They Are

Multimodal Teaching Methods: Meeting Students Where They Are

K. Paige Carmichael, Ph.D.

Josiah Meggs Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Date: October 26, 2016

Overview

In real world settings, information comes in different forms. If our goal is to create students who are engaged lifelong learners, our aim should be to move away from the traditional practices of teaching with one modality (typically linguistic) and instead to teach lessons using multimodal strategies that train students to process information through multiple modalities. The focus of this Award Winning Faculty Series talk will be how to create multimodal classrooms. Carmichael will guide participants through her own instructional strategies. In her classroom, students create visual representations, utilize media, and engage in structured discussions or creative presentations to help them process what they are learning.