Junior Faculty Conversations On Teaching: Class Discussion and Participation
One of the most common teaching questions we hear in the CTE is “How can I get more students to participate?” — with faculty defining participation in myriad ways. Whether you’re interested in facilitating more lively class discussions, ensuring students come to class prepared, or seeking to encourage greater student ownership of their own learning, it can be a challenge to motivate broad student participation in and out of class. At this month’s conversation, we’ll talk about the barriers we see to student participation and the strategies we’ve found effective in encouraging greater student engagement.
The Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching are designed to provide faculty in their first years at BC an opportunity to reflect on their teaching in conversation with colleagues from across the university. These informal, lunchtime discussions are held throughout the academic year and focus on a different broad topic or question each month. Faculty are welcome to attend as few or as many of the lunches as they would like. The Spring 2019 sessions will occur on February 19, March 13, and April 1.
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