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Workshops are led by faculty and deans from each of the University’s seven schools. We encourage you to attend them all.

Learner Centered Technology

October 24, 2014, 11:30-5:30
Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall 

11:30-1:00 over Lunch
When Students are Struggling, Troubled or Troubling: Sources of Insight and Assistance

Mini-Case Study Discussions with University Experts

1:00-1:20 p.m.
Why Are Innovative Teaching Approaches Important?

Raffaella Borasi, Dean, Warner Graduate School of Education

Workshops in Learner Centered Strategies
1:30-3:00 pm – Workshop Round I      3:15-4:45 pm Workshop Round II

Inquiry-based Learning                                                                                           Saunders 3434
Judi Fonzi, Professor, Teaching & Curriculum
Based on the simple idea that “the best way to learn is to do,” and backed by research on how the brain assimilates knowledge, this workshop shows how to design instructional experiences that engage students at every level of inquiry: asking questions, conceiving hypotheses and producing meaningful results.

Problem-based Learning                                                                                          Saunders 2420
David Kornack, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
This workshop illustrates small group learning via collaborative analysis of multilayer problems. It shows how instructors become facilitators who model and support a process in which students identify what they know, what they need to know, and how to access information that may solve the problem.

Workshop-based Learning                                                                                      Saunders 3432
Greg Dobson, Associate Professor, Operations Management & Robyn Frye, Instructor, Leadership
This session demonstrates how student-led problem-solving groups can convert recitation sessions into hands-on learning labs, and includes how to prepare student leaders to manage learning groups.

Engaging the Lecture Hall Audience: Can It Be Done?                                        Saunders 1406
Jenny Hadingham, Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Designed for courses with large volumes of material, this workshop demonstrates how to convert the traditional lecture format, with students as passive recipients, into interactive learning environments.

Discussion Leadership via Case Study                                                                    HWH 1W509
Phil Lederer,  Associate Professor, Simon Business School
This workshop shows how skillful use of questioning, listening, and responding, in discussing complex, realistic problems, helps students to master material and develop critical judgment skills in tandem.

4:30-5:30 Happy Hour   Saunders Atrium

Future Faculty Workshop 2014-2015

For additional information or registration, contact Jenni Oliver, Faculty Programs Manager at 275-5932 or