Proposal Abstract

Have you ever had a great idea for an assignment, but as you discussed it with your students their eyes filled with horror? Do your students only ‘do work' if it ‘counts for grades'? If so, you are not alone. This interactive workshop explores what to do when ‘best teaching practices' flop. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained experience with several models that explain why their lessons sometimes do not resonate with students, and will have developed both short and long term proposals to deal with it. They will also have gained firsthand experience with problem based learning and forum theatre, and have had an opportunity to exchange some of their own 'best teaching practices'. This session is intended for both new and experienced faculty members and asks participants to share their thoughts and experiences, as well as to contribute to a creative, theatrical process.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 3:00 PM Mar 12th, 3:45 PM

Student Resistance: What to do When ‘Best Practices' Flop

Room 1908

Have you ever had a great idea for an assignment, but as you discussed it with your students their eyes filled with horror? Do your students only ‘do work' if it ‘counts for grades'? If so, you are not alone. This interactive workshop explores what to do when ‘best teaching practices' flop. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained experience with several models that explain why their lessons sometimes do not resonate with students, and will have developed both short and long term proposals to deal with it. They will also have gained firsthand experience with problem based learning and forum theatre, and have had an opportunity to exchange some of their own 'best teaching practices'. This session is intended for both new and experienced faculty members and asks participants to share their thoughts and experiences, as well as to contribute to a creative, theatrical process.