Descriptions of Afternoon Sessions
Alice Horning, “Monday Morning Strategies for Improving Student Reading”
This will be a follow-up to the keynote presentation that will involve SSU faculty members and offer an opportunity to discuss some strategies for improving students’ reading problems.
Guorong Zhu, “Let It Unfold: Teaching Live Cases as a Pedagogical Experiment”
The overall goal for this workshop is to explore the option of "Teaching Live Cases" as a pedagogical initiative. “Live Cases” refer to a genuine situation of experiences with a continuous activity in which students are interested for their own sake. Students will take roles in solving a problem developing within the situation as a stimulus to thought, possess the information and make the observations needed to deal with it, and take responsibility to develop solutions, test his/her ideas by application, and validate his thoughts.
Susan Anderson, "Exploration of Self as Teacher Through the Use of Metaphor"
Using an interactive, small group approach, attendees will be able to articulate their personal approaches to teaching and learning. Attendees will experience the use of metaphors as a strategy to promote deep learning.
Carol Zoppel, Annette Chapman-Adisho, Kim Poitevin, and Zachary Newell, “Looking at the Student Research Process”
This workshop will engage faculty and librarians in looking at the student research process: where students encounter problems; concepts they do not understand; skills they lack; and methods they prefer to use, and why. We will begin a process of faculty/librarian collaboration in addressing these issues, and facilitate a discussion on the place of information literacy in the revised core curriculum.