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  1. Ways of Combining Teaching and Research Helen H. Shen Helen-shen@uiowa.edu Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures

  2. About me … Research • Chinese L2 literacy development and Reading acquisition • Chinese L2 Instructional theories and methodologies

  3. About me … Teaching • Teach both graduate and undergraduate courses • Serve as the Coordinator for the Chinese Language Program • Serve as an academic advisor

  4. 迎春故早发,独自不疑寒。 It blooms in early spring and stands there solitary embracing cold weather 千磨万击还坚劲, 任尔东西南北风。 It is still strong and upward after thousand strikes of the wind from all directions.

  5. Teaching and research go hand in hand and complement each other to construct a “double harvest” of our academic life. 双丰收 double harvest

  6. Why do we combine teaching and research? • Improve cost effectiveness for time spent and the quality of both teaching and research This will help • Increase visibility of the university • Realize self-fulfillment 一箭双雕 One arrow kills two vultures

  7. How do I combine teaching and research ? 1. Offer graduate courses which allow research-teaching linkages of mutual benefit

  8. How do I combine teaching and research ? Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Seminar in Research Design • Allows me to use my own research expertise in teaching • Benefits my own research

  9. How do I combine teaching and research ? 2. Get graduate students involved in my research An excellent way of mentoring graduate students and speeding up my own research process

  10. 3. Use research results to enrich my teaching • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: • Classroom Instruction and Practicum • Allows me to use my own research results and curriculum development experience • Helps graduate teaching assistants understand teaching pedagogy for Chinese L2 instruction from theory to practice • Helps myself design pedagogically sound teaching plans and activities for undergraduate courses

  11. Reference books for improving teaching New Learning Edited by Robert-Jan Simons, Jos van der Linden and Tom Duffy (Springer 2000, 2010) ISBN9048154529,9789048154524 Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroomby Chet Meyers and Thomas B. Jones(Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993) ISBN1555425240, 9781555425241

  12. How do I combine teaching and research ? • 4. Find research topics from my teaching • My undergraduate teaching • Supplies me with research questions • Inspires me to write textbooks for undergraduate courses

  13. college textbooks

  14. 5. Balance my time between teaching and research • Planning my time carefully • Using my time wisely • Maintaining a strong sense of time

  15. Let’s work hard and work wisely to mesh the double harvest in teaching and research!

  16. Thank you! 谢谢!