Proposal Title

Using Hunger to Enhance Teaching And Learning Across Disciplines

Proposal Abstract

Accompanying the opportunity to teach students is the responsibility to address relevant topics in a socially conscious and globally engaged manner. As a college instructor, I have focused on transforming existing courses and creating new ones to address poverty and hunger from an interdisciplinary perspective. The objectives of the session are to do the following: 1) Detail the curriculum (structure, content, materials, teaching and learning methods, student projects, evaluation) of one upper-level undergraduate course, Reflections on Fighting Hunger; 2) Share examples of student projects from this class; 3) Present on-going research to assess strategies used in the course to nurture communication and interpersonal skills, and foster student creativity and thought beyond a single discipline; and 4) Discuss implications of the research and how the new knowledge can transfer and be used to benefit other faculty, courses, situations, and students.

Location

Room 1908

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 9th, 10:00 AM Mar 9th, 10:45 AM

Using Hunger to Enhance Teaching And Learning Across Disciplines

Room 1908

Accompanying the opportunity to teach students is the responsibility to address relevant topics in a socially conscious and globally engaged manner. As a college instructor, I have focused on transforming existing courses and creating new ones to address poverty and hunger from an interdisciplinary perspective. The objectives of the session are to do the following: 1) Detail the curriculum (structure, content, materials, teaching and learning methods, student projects, evaluation) of one upper-level undergraduate course, Reflections on Fighting Hunger; 2) Share examples of student projects from this class; 3) Present on-going research to assess strategies used in the course to nurture communication and interpersonal skills, and foster student creativity and thought beyond a single discipline; and 4) Discuss implications of the research and how the new knowledge can transfer and be used to benefit other faculty, courses, situations, and students.