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How FoE Turned One Institution Upside Down February 17, 2012. Living Room Learning. The Cottage Classroom. All Students – Honors Program We Make the Road by Walking – Paulo Freire and Myles Horton and C. S. Lewis Terry O’Bannion Mark Taylor What the Best College Teachers Do SACS

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How foe turned one institution upside down february 17 2012

How FoE Turned One Institution Upside Down

February 17, 2012

Living Room Learning



Background

All Students – Honors Program

We Make the Road by Walking – Paulo Freire and Myles Horton and C. S. Lewis

Terry O’Bannion

Mark Taylor

What the Best College Teachers Do

SACS

What Do You Want the Learning Experience to Look Like?

Background


TheHonorsClassroom



Philosophy

Nobility and Education

The most important person in the classroom is not the teacher.

Facts are a waste of time.

We do not employ teachers; we employ learning partners.

Every person in class is an adult.

The students own their educational experience.

Philosophy


Design

Converting a classroom

Designing living space for 25 people

Maintaining technology

Creating a homey environment

Where’s the teacher supposed to stand?

How do the students take tests?

What’s the cost?

Design


Faculty support

Select Faculty to request room

Discussion over learning strategies

Professional development

It takes more work to do less teaching

Faculty organizational skills are critical

You’ll never get yourself in trouble for failing, only for failing to try something new

Faculty Support


Outcomes
Outcomes

  • 31% of faculty utilizing room

  • 12 classes a week in room

  • Plans for a lodge

  • Drop/Add students

  • 100% completion in first Fall with 20 page research paper



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