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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

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learning to teach teaching to learn

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

Corly Brooke

_____________________

Associate Vice Provost and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

[email protected]

CTE: Center For Teaching Excellence

credits
Credits
  • Dr. Howard Shapiro, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs
  • Dr. Mary Huba, Professor of Education
how do we understand learning today
How do we understand learning today?
  • An active search for meaning by the learner
  • Constructing knowledge rather than passively receiving it
  • Shaping as well as being shaped by experiences
    • (Joint Task Force on Student Learning, 1998, Powerful Partnerships: A Shared Responsibility for Learning, <http://www.aahe.org>)
slide5
Knowledge is transmitted from professor to student

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)

institutional learning experiences at iowa state in the 90s
Creation of Center for Teaching Excellence and Project LEA/RN

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
institutional learning experiences cont d
Creation of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs

Implementation of revised university strategic plan

Development of a plan for innovative communication instruction ISUComm

Enrollment in AAHE/Carnegie Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative

Institutional Learning Experiences (cont’d)
institutional learning experiences cont d1
New Strategic Plan 2000-2005

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 SoTL

Institutional Learning Experiences (cont’d)
slide10

Learning

Discovery

Scholarship

Engagement

Iowa State University’s Strategic Plan Supports a Collaborative Culture of Teaching and Learning

what is the connection to the scholarship of teaching
What is the connection to the scholarship of teaching?

“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).

our vision for the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus
Our vision for the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus

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

slide13

Building Collaborations

Student

Affairs

University

Strategic Plan

Scholarship

of

Teaching

and

Learning

Academic

Affairs

New P&T

Policy

Center for

Teaching Excellence

Learning

Communities

Faculty

Senate

center for teaching excellence http www cte iastate edu
Center for Teaching Excellencehttp://www.cte.iastate.edu/
  • Our mission is to promote learning and the scholarship of teaching at Iowa State University. At the CTE we are creating a new enthusiasm for teaching and learning by encouraging dialogue and teamwork. We offer advice, resources, and a forum for discussions as well as scholarly support for continued learning. And we actively build partnerships across the university to further enhance learning.
think write pair share
Reflect on your past learning situations and the teachers involved.

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
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Effective Teaching Behaviors in the College Classroomchapter by Harry G. Murray in Effective Teaching in Higher Education: Research and Practice, edited by Perry and Smart, 1997 Agathon Press, CTE Library

  • Enthusiasm/Expressiveness
  • Clarity of Explanation
  • Rapport/Interaction
  • Organization
principles of good practice chickering gamson
Principles of Good PracticeChickering & Gamson
  • Encourage student-faculty contact
  • Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students
  • Use active learning techniques
principles of good practice cont d
Principles of Good Practicecont’d
  • Give prompt feedback
  • Emphasize time on task
  • Communicate high expectations
  • Respect diverse talents and ways of learning
five quick tips from corly
Use student pictures on Access Plus. Iowa State University

Plan carefully for the first day.

Less is More!

Ask for assistance and come to CTE events.

Work closely with Student Affairs

Five Quick tips from Corly
student affairs and academic affairs
Making the Most of College 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 Residence

Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
the courage to teach by parker palmer 1998 jossey bass
The Courage to Teachby Parker Palmer, 1998, Jossey-Bass

Bests wishes to you all for a successful semester!

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