Feeding Your "Inner Teacher"
Resources for Navigating the Adjunct Road
As part-time faculty, we often have little control over the institutional whims which can affect our ability to be effective in the classroom. Through reflecting on the nature of teaching, our assumptions about learning, and our philosophy of education, we can gain insights not only about how we do what we do, but how we can do it better as well as share resources for sustaining the adjunct teaching life. We do have control over the learning climate we create for learning and can deepen student learning by uncovering our own metacognitive processes and insights about disciplinary thinking. Sharing these processes in the presence of students models the type of thinking and organization of thought processes we hope to inculcate in our students.
As a participant, you will:
- Identify assumptions and biases which may negatively impact both teaching and Learning;
- Compare methods for sharing metacognitive processes in the classroom; and
- Consider how instructor modeling of self-reflection and disciplinary thinking can transform the classroom climate.
9-11-2014Thursday, 5:30-7:30pmDelphi Center, Room 244
Roy Fuller, Ph.D., is the 2014-15 part-time faculty fellow at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Fuller brings to the Delphi Center over twenty years of teaching experience at numerous institutions, including his ongoing teaching for UofL in the Division of Humanities where he offers courses in Religious Studies.