Teaching in a Nutshell: Strategies to enhance student learning


Facilitated by M. Lee Potts, Professor Emeritus, Theatre & Dance

This participatory symposium involves not only observing yourself teaching, but also investigating how your ways of communicating affect student comprehension. Although watching yourself on videotape can be challenging, what you see in yourself will change you more than anything about teaching that you may learn in the abstract.

In this symposium, the group works together to identify communication strategies that enhance the students’ learning experience. Collaboratively, you support one another over the rough moments of embarrassment and fear, coming to view yourself more objectively as a member of a community where learning is reciprocal to teaching. In the process, you acquire specific techniques for guiding and improving learning; and you perceive how your voice and your body affect how well your students see/hear/grasp what you are saying. Few of us have had the opportunity to focus on these subtle, yet vital dimensions of teaching and learning.

Enrollment is limited to the first 8 registrants. Participation in both sessions is required.

TO REGISTER, please visit www.colorado.edu/ftep/register-event.html

Session I Wednesday, Sept. 19, 3 - 5 p.m.
Session 2 Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3 - 5 p p.m.

This event will be held in ATLAS 200

Website: http://tinyurl.com/TeachingInaNutshell

Contact: Mary Ann Shea, Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

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