Thanks to Dan Wells for organizing what seemed to me a very successful brown bag discussion. I am including links of the handouts and movies, for anyone interested in following up our discussions.
- Here’s our advertisement for our new, expanded group of UH Teaching Prizes. We have increased the number of awards, the size of most awards, and the pool of award money. Please discuss in your departments and nominate your strongest teachers.
- Here’s our overview of current theories of learning.
- Here is Dan Well’s own set of tips for teaching large classes.
- Today’s videos from Dr. Cory Brooke can be found here.
For those interested in a very readable synthesis of current learning theory, try M. Suzanne Donovan, John D. Bransford, and James W. Pellegrino, Editors, How People Learn (1999), which is available at this link for purchase or as a free pdf.
Here we are in the Daily Cougar:
The faculty board of directors have worked together to open the Center for Teaching Excellence over the summer, and now they have launched a comprehensive website.
The site was developed for questions and resources related to the teaching mission of the University.
It’s nice to get some notice, and I hope our other events and programs will get some publicity too.
And here we are:
Professors at the University of Houston are taking advantage of a new resource this fall, the recently established Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Spearheaded and directed by a faculty board of directors, the center is the result of the Faculty Senate’s ongoing effort to develop a culture of effective teaching within the university.
“As educators, we are constantly searching for ways to enhance our performance,” said Dan Wells, chair of the CTE faculty board of directors. “With the Center for Teaching Excellence, UH faculty is provided with a home for workshops, seminars and training geared toward faculty enrichment.”
Read the rest of the story here.