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Reflective Practice Large Group Meetings, Spring 2011

Several Reflective Practice large group meetings are scheduled for the Spring 2011 semester. Everyone is welcome!

Promoting Critical Thinking

Thursday, January 20, 3:30–4:45 p.m. in the Allenwood, Ackerman Hall

Students often claim that critical thinking is “hard” and resist activities that encourage their skill and development. How can we work cricital thinking skills into all the aspects of our courses?

Unbalancing Student Thinking

Wednesday, February 9, 3:35–4:50 p.m. in the Allenwood, Ackerman Hall

Do you have a tolerance for chaos? The presenter will introduce us to ways we can “unbalance” our students’ thinking (and maybe our own!), as well as provide a safe environment to encourage new ways of thinking, behaving, and learning.

Information Literacy as a Critical Skill for Success

Thursday, March 3, 3:30–4:45 p.m. in Stabley 201

Information literacy skills are increasingly important for college students, and more and more librarians and subject faculty members are collaborating to develop games and other student-centered activities to engage students and facilitate meaningful learning experience and a firm foundation in skills which are crucial to college success and in life beyond the school room. Join us as a lively panel of librarians and subject faculty members share their experiences and ready-to-go games, activities, and assignments so you can be off and running in integrating information literacy skills into your classes.

Low Tech Teaching

Wednesday, April 6, 3:30–4:45 p.m. in the Allenwood, Ackerman Hall

Not everyone is ready for high-tech teaching, and not every class or course needs it. How can we use everyday items and activities for foster student learning and engagement?

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Director
    103 Stabley Library
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7800
  • Fax: 724-357-2281