Teaching for Transfer

Monday, September 18, 3:00-4:30pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69, Uptown Campus)*

Tuesday, September 19, 12:00noon-1:30pm
Levitt Room (Milne 120, Downtown Campus)*

*Note: This is the same session offered twice.

A common source of frustration for faculty is working with students who don’t seem to have learned the concepts they need in order to do the kind of complex thinking our courses require. It’s easy to fall back on the belief that these challenges are the result of a lack of foundational knowledge, which can lead to spending more and more time just reviewing the basics (i.e., dumbing down our courses). Research suggests, however, that we should aim higher: transfer is more likely to occur when instructors design for frequent, targeted practice experiences that require students to apply course concepts frequently and in a variety of contexts. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for designing learning experiences that will help students become more aware of their own thinking and improve their ability to actively connect concepts throughout your course.

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* 3. Which session will you be attending?