PLAN Workshop- Active Learning and Productive Discussions

Description. Do you have a difficult time engaging your students? Do you attempt discussion only to have it go off the rails? Ensuring the active learning of students in your class can be an ambiguous effort at best, and off-hand attempts at guiding discussion can feel unproductive and useless. In this session, we will review what you really need to know about active learning, and how to effectively and efficiently engage your students through productive discussion and other strategies.

Learning Outcomes. As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe important aspects about active learning related to their own teaching

2.  Outline effective strategies for productive discussions

3. Select new approaches for engaging students

Presenter(s). Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is associate director for graduate student professional development for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS). Michelle manages all interdisciplinary professional development for more than 4,000 University of Louisville graduate students, including coordinating the PLAN professional development framework of academies, workshops, learning communities, and reading groups, as well as conducting individual consultations. Michelle’s research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, graduate student development and education, educational technology and social media, and professional development in higher education.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Houchens Building, 105
2211 S. Brook Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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Training & Development, Academic




School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, PLAN


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Jackie Fryer

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