|SES #||TOPICS||IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS||POST-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS|
Introduction to the class
Why this class?
Short History of Teaching and Learning the American University
Assignment A: What will teaching look like in the next 50 years?
Assignment B: Discussion of Data from Saakar & Seymour.
|Define Your Learning Goals. (PDF)|
|2||What we know about student learning in higher education||How can research inform your teaching?||Consider, in more detail, how you will apply the research on learning to your teaching.|
|3||Developing your teaching philosophy||Review and discuss the Teaching Philosophy Statements of others.||Draft your own teaching philosophy statement. (PDF)|
|4||Course Design & Planning: Planning Backward, Learning Outcomes & Strategic Teaching||Work collectively to construct a syllabus for a course outside of your discipline.||Complete the Strategic Teaching Template, and draft a syllabus for a course that you might teach. (PDF)|
|5||Teaching Methodologies: Part I - Lecturing||Characteristics of a Lecture.||Consider the characteristics of a lecture that make it effective. (PDF)|
|6||Teaching Methodologies: Part II - Active Learning, Why and How?||In small groups, discuss how you can take a topic you might teach and build in active learning opportunities to advance the learning outcomes associated with that topic.||Build active learning into Post-Class Assignment 5. (PDF)|
|7||What Can Nerds Learn from Actors?||Practice delivering a lecture being conscious of your presentation style, format and characteristics. (PDF)|
|8||Designing Homework and Exam Questions||In pairs, analyze textbook problems to identify core concepts and cognitive levels.||In pairs, analyze textbook problems to identify core concepts and cognitive levels. (PDF)|
|9||Teaching Problem Solving||Work in pairs to analyze your own problem solving strategies and methods.||Analyze your problem-solving strategies, and consider how you will teach this strategy to others. (PDF)|
|10||Grading and Assessment||[No Post-Class Assignment]|
|11||Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom||Post-Class Assignment 11. (PDF)|
|12||Microteaching - Group #1|
|13||Microteaching - Group #2|
|14||Final Assignment||Please revise your teaching philosophy statement to reflect what you have learned this semester. Include a separate paragraph at the end (demarcated as such) that highlights any significant additions, subtractions, or revisions that you have made to your TPS. Due in final class session.|