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2017-18 Instruction Workshops

A series of library instruction professional development workshops.

Workshop Details

Thursday, August 10
2pm-3pm
Criss Library 249

Guest expert: Dr. Julie Pelton, Associate Professor of Sociology

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop we will:

  • Explain current scholarship about discussion in the college classroom
  • List common arguments for (and against) discussion practices in the college classroom
  • Reflect on why and how we might integrate discussion into our teaching
  • Assess and reframe a five-minute teaching module (live!)

In order to integrate discussion as a learning tool in library instruction classrooms.

Recommended Readings

To prepare for the workshop, skim the following:

Howard, Jay R. "Is Anyone Really Paying Attention?" in Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass, 2015.

Howard, Jay R., and Roberta Baird. “The Consolidation of Responsibility and Students’ Definitions of Situation in the Mixed-Age College Classroom.” The Journal of Higher Education, vol. 71, no. 6, Nov. 2000, pp. 700–721.