Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Noon – 1:00 p.m. – CUNEO 410
Student participation in classroom discussion provides the opportunity for students to integrate material in a more complex way, teaches students to find their voice, and provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of content. Faculty often encourage class participation by creating a classroom environment conducive to discussion, presenting a criteria for student participation in the syllabus, and evaluating such participation as a component of the course grade. However such approaches may not appreciate the different backgrounds or goals (e.g., baseline) of our students when they enter the course. Join Dr. John Orwat, School of Social Work, as he leads a discussion about how faculty and students can work collaboratively to assess and evaluate class participation along multiple dimensions. These include initial goal setting, mid-term review, and final evaluation of class participation grade.
RSVP to Jeannette Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org or 8-3949) by Monday, September 10th to join us for lunch or to be sent in invitation to join via Adobe Connect at your own computer.
Commonalities is an ongoing dialogue in support of teaching sponsored by Information Technology Services, The Office of Ignatian Pedagogy and The University Libraries.