Connecting Content, Belief and Action
Teaching with the 2013-2014 Book-in-Common, This I Believe
We often focus our teaching on sharing content with students. Would you like your students to think deeply about the fundamental and powerful concepts that frame your discipline as well? This workshop will demonstrate how use of the Book-in-Common, This I Believe, can engage students in reflection, integration and application around complex problems and concepts relevant to their everyday lives and to your course content. Instructors from across disciplines can explore how integration of this common read can support students’ cognitive development, help meet course goals, and generate meaningful dialogue and student engagement in the classroom. The first 20 participants who register and attend the session will receive a free copy of this year’s Book-in-Common selection.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Explore UofL’s common reading program;
- Learn about approaches that other faculty have used to generate meaningful dialogue and student engagement with “This I Believe” essays; and
- Apply new strategies to an assignment or goal from one’s own discipline/classroom practice.
8/15/2013Thursday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Nisha Gupta, Ph.D., is the i2a specialist for culminating experiences. Prior to this position she was the associate director for professional development programs of the Graduate School at Syracuse University. She comes to Ideas to Action with a background in curricular design, teaching and learning and Women and Gender studies.
Christy Metzger, M.A., is the director for the Office of First Year Initiatives and a member of the inaugural i2a Collaborative Learning Community. She received her master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville. Her fields of study and work have included first year experience, international and experiential learning and Spanish instruction.
Katie Partin, Ph.D., is the coordinator for the Office of First Year Initiatives and a member of the i2a Collaborative Learning Community. Katie earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville. Her dissertation focuses on the experience of transfer students and specialty services.