VIA the Daily Cougar: “Educators talk innovation” at CTE Teaching and Learning Conference

From the Daily Cougar, here’s a nice a write-up of last Friday’s teaching and learning conference, with some observations about Ken Bain’s presentation about deep learning along with an interview that sets out how we at CTE see ourselves advancing both student success and the university’s mission:

“The goal is to start thinking differently about education here as a University mission — not just for compliance, but to begin to see intellectual excitement about teaching,” Mazella said. “How does our pedagogy impact students?”

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of the District of Columbia Ken Bain was a keynote speaker at the conference.

In his book, “What the Best College Teachers Do,” Bain addresses Mazella’s question directly.

Bain talked about how teachers can reach students in new ways and present information in innovative ways that better engage both the students and the educator, thus enhancing the entire learning experience for everyone involved.

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This conference is about bringing together seasoned professors and newer teachers allowing one to benefit from the others energy or knowledge of the field and issues that are encountered Mazella said. In the end, the students benefit from this reciprocal relationship.

“Standard classes don’t do enough. What are we going to do?” Mazella said. “This event is part of the process.”

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