Teaching for Transfer

Monday, February 25, 12:45-2:15 pm
Humanities 39*

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. 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.

*NOTE: Because of space reconfiguration, we are currently unable to host workshops in the ITLAL office. Please take careful note of the location of the workshops you plan to attend. Our staff offices are still in Library 69 and we will continue to hold individual consultations in this space. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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