Date: Friday April 7, 2006
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Kirk Martini, Associate Professor of Architecture
During this workshop, sponsored by the University Teaching Fellows Program, Kirk Martini will demonstrate and discuss specific methods and general guiding principles to generate student participation and group discussion in a lecture setting. With these methods, which have been used successfully with up to 90 students, teachers can create an environment where students feel safe venturing a possibly incorrect answer. The most important idea is to ask students to formulate a reasonable hypothesis to explain a situation, rather than asking them to provide the correct answer. When multiple hypotheses have been collected, the group applies critical thinking strategies to decide which is most reasonable. Participants will see these methods in action, discuss them, and have opportunities to share their experiences.