This fall the History Course Transformation Project will be holding a faculty and graduate student workshop series devoted to talking about teaching and learning. The conversation will most likely be lively since we all have experience with both.
Beginning September 20, we will meet on alternate Fridays from noon to 1:30 in the main conference room. The schedule is:
September 20: How do historians think?
- This workshop will begin with an overview of the History Department’s Course Transformation Project that is launching this semester. Participants then will help design a step-by-step guide to thinking like an historian. There is no reading required prior to this workshop.
- Let Jessica (the project’s GRA) know if you plan to attend and she will add your name to the lunch order: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4: Exploring Participatory Learning
- We will discuss some recent critiques of university pedagogy and some of the new ways scholars are attempting to re-imagine what we do in the classroom and beyond. Participants are asked to read these two pieces before attending the workshop:
October 18: History and its New Pedagogues
- This workshop turns its attention to learning history and how we can bring some of the insights from the last session into the unique and demanding discipline in which we are trained and in which we work. Participants are asked to read the following piece before attending the workshop:
November 15: A Conversation about the Future of Teaching History
- Friday at noon in the Garrison conference room on the first floor.
- Topic: What does our future hold and how can we shape it?
- Let Jessica (the project’s GRA) know as soon as possible if you plan to attend and she will add your name to the lunch order: email@example.com.
- Supplemental reading for today’s discussion:
Another meeting before the break? Who Knows?
More information coming soon!