Spring 2017 Teachers Lounges consider approaches to class discussion that genuinely engage a diverse range of students. In this session we consider models for priming forthright conversation and licensing intellectual risk-taking during class discussions. What does educational literature suggest — and what do we see really working here at Columbia?
For better or worse, the 2016 election brought sensitive issues into our classrooms to unprecedented degrees. This three-part series on “Activist Pedagogy in the Trump Era” will address strategies for graduate students who are interested in exploring innovative pedagogies inspired by activist-scholars in their classrooms and beyond.
You already know the benefits of employing the case study method in your courses: it’s evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and application-driven. Now you’re looking for support in the implementation process. This workshop provides that support.
This session will explore blended approaches to receiving and providing feedback for instructors and students. We will review formative assessment techniques for preparing students for class and getting feedback on student understanding. In addition, we will review blended ways to give students feedback on their performance on summative assessments. Columbia faculty and graduate students from all departments are welcome and encouraged to attend.
How can we engage with writing in ways that enhance contemplation in the classroom? What is the value of different modes of contemplative writing? In this session, we will explore contemplative writing as a practice that helps foster inquiry and enhances learning as a process.