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Deep Approaches to Learning (Plenary for the TRC’s 2010 August Teaching Workshop: Getting Connected)

Date: Thursday August 19, 2010

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Ken Bain, Vice Provost for Learning; Director, Research Academy for University Learning; Professor of History, Montclair State University

Historian and bestselling author of What the Best College Teachers Do, Ken Bain will share his knowledge of how great teachers captivate, motivate, and help students reach unusually high levels of accomplishment. He invites us to explore the implications of his research as we structure and conduct our coursesSponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development

Mr. Bain’s April 2009 workshop here attracted nearly 200 faculty and TAs, who rated his presentation a remarkable 4.74/5.00.  Faculty gave enthusiastic responses to our question, “What can you use from this workshop?”, for example:

How to engage students from where they are intellectually and how to ask them questions. How to create a syllabus. How to think about deep learning. (Philosophy)

Raises lots of questions about why I do what I do and how I can improve that. (Spanish)

Redesigning courses in response to guiding questions and questions that are engaging to students. (Architectural History)

Very high-level thoughts on the ways to create a deep learning environment for students. (Astronomy)

Cedar Reiner, a former TRC Graduate Student Associate, shares his review of What the Best College Teachers Do in the Spring 2009 edition ofTeaching Concerns.

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