Engaging Students

Oct 31, 2007
Teaching and learning are multidimensional processes, only some of which occur in the classroom or even in connection with actual courses.  Many of the most treasured aspects of undergraduate education derive from other types of learning experienc
Oct 11, 2007
Socrates believed that the method of using questions to elicit people's beliefs and values, and the method of arguing by presenting counter-examples, can lead us to a clearer understanding of our deepest values.  This method is, even today, one of
May 3, 2007
While there are many advantages to project-based courses, they are often labor-intensive and expensive.  I will describe my experience with inexpensive, project-based courses with large enrollments (up to 100 students) that have been very successf
Feb 22, 2007
Instructional tools have changed dramatically over the last few decades.  Students studying entrepreneurship today use technology -- including wikis, podcasts, videos, and blogs -- to interact with their peers and instructors in ways that would ha
Nov 16, 2006
Moral problems can be disturbing and even horrifying, but it's also very easy to discuss them so abstractly as to bore students. Here Professor Bobonich will demonstrate some of the non-boring techniques that he uses.
May 4, 2006
Professor Corn's talk will explore role-playing, making things, simulations, and re-enactments as teaching tools.
Feb 2, 2006
Professor Kollmann will explain how she uses writing assignments such as reading logs, papers submitted in drafts, and oral reports to help students engage more deeply with course material, to develop confidence in their opinions, and ultimately,
May 26, 2005
I will explore some strategies and tips for the construction and the delivery of lectures, especially those designed for audiences in relatively large courses.  Some attention will also be paid to techniques appropriate for smaller groups.  I will

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