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Enjoying the adventure (and managing the chaos): Strategies for teaching new and challenging material

Date: Friday April 1, 2011

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Therese Huston, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Seattle University, Author Teaching What You Don’t Know


Once we’ve agreed that sometimes academics find themselves teaching beyond what they know best, we have to ask two obvious questions: 1) how do they do it? and 2) can I do those things in my courses? This interactive workshop builds on the morning plenary and provides an opportunity to apply key concepts to your own teaching. We’ll consider philosophical issues, such as how you envision your role in the classroom, and does your vision change when you’re teaching new material? We’ll also explore practical issues, such as managing your time, prioritizing which topics to address, and approaching difficult concepts in ways that you’ll enjoy and your students will remember.Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center’s Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program

Therese Huston is the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Her recent book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press, and her research articles focus on faculty morale and retention, course evaluations, and peer mentoring programs for teachers.  Therese earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and her B.A. in psychology from Carleton College.  She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical cognitive neuroscience at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh.  Before moving into a career of educational development, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pacific University.  Therese has co-chaired two national conferences on faculty development in higher education and serves on the board of directors of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.


Therese Huston

Teaching What You Don't Know

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