Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn. Iowa State University Teaching Seminar August, 2003 Center for Teaching Excellence and Graduate College. www.iastate.edu. Corly Brooke. _____________________. Associate Vice Provost and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
Iowa State University Teaching Seminar
Center for Teaching Excellence and Graduate College
Students passively receive information
Teaching and assessing are separate
Culture is competitive and individualistic
Students construct knowledge
Students are actively involved
Teaching and assessment are intertwined
Culture is cooperative, collaborative and supportive
Paradigm shiftTeacher-Centered to Learner-CenteredHuba and Freed, Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses. Allyn&Bacon 2000 (CTE library)
Introduction of outcomes assessment
Explosion of learning communities
Formulation of new P&T Policy (Scholarship of Teaching)Institutional Learning Experiences at Iowa State in the ‘90s
Implementation of revised university strategic plan
Development of a plan for innovative communication instruction ISUComm
Enrollment in AAHE/Carnegie Scholarship of Teaching and Learning InitiativeInstitutional Learning Experiences (cont’d)
New Strategic Plan 2000-2005 LEA/RN
Development of a Preparing Future Faculty program for graduate students
Building stronger Academic Affairs/Student Affairs relationships
Learning Communities ranked fifth in the nation
Faculty Senate conference on SoTLInstitutional Learning Experiences (cont’d)
Iowa State University’s Strategic Plan Supports a Collaborative Culture of Teaching and Learning
“Just as students must be actively engaged in formulating their own learning questions and thinking critically about them, so teachers must be actively engaged in formulating their own questions about learning and the impact of teaching upon it.”
(Cross & Steadman,1996, Classroom Research: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching, p. 2).
Everyone becomes a learner
Learning is more deeply understood
Community is created around teaching
New understandings about roles and rewards emerge
A collaborative, learner-centered culture is created
Building Collaborations campus
Identify 3-4 teacher behaviors that contributed to your learning
Write those behaviors on a sheet of note paper
Share your ideas with a partner.
Complete this in 5 minutes.Think/Write/Pair/Share
Effective Teaching Behaviors in the College Classroom involved.chapter by Harry G. Murray in Effective Teaching in Higher Education: Research and Practice, edited by Perry and Smart, 1997 Agathon Press, CTE Library
Use student pictures on Access Plus. involved.Iowa State University
Plan carefully for the first day.
Less is More!
Ask for assistance and come to CTE events.
Work closely with Student AffairsFive Quick tips from Corly
Making the Most of College involved. by Richard Light, CTE library
Doug Gruenewald, Assistant Director of Residence and co-Director of Iowa State Learning Communities
Dean of Students Office - Iowa State University
ISU ~ Department of ResidenceStudent Affairs and Academic Affairs
Bests wishes to you all for a successful semester!