East Campus Library
What is learner-centered teaching? I thought I knew the answer to this question. A few months after receiving tenure in 2004 I began reading a book called "Learner-Centered Teaching - Five Key changes to practice" by Maryellen Weimer. I truly believed at the time that my teaching was learner-centered and thought this book would affirm my pedagogical approaches and course design principles. I was wrong. This talk will offer reflections on how I dug myself out of the realization that my course was an instructor-centered experience for my students. Most importantly, I will explore insights and changes to my approach to teaching I have gained from constantly viewing my course through the lens of the learner-centered teaching philosophy.
Carol Hurney, Executive Director, Center for Faculty Innovation; Professor, Biology
Tuesday, February 26
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm