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Submit proposals for 2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium by Jan. 16

Proposals are now being sought for the 2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium. The symposium, ‘From Teaching to Learning,’ provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new pedagogy and explore themes of mutual interest in a community of instructors dedicated to enriching the learning experience on campus. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 16, 2009. The symposium will take place May 20-22 at the Pyle Center.

Organizers are seeking proposals for engaging sessions that build on research, highlight current and future campus initiatives and focus on ways we can offer students an enriched learning experience within and outside the classroom. Proposed presentations should be in one of the following formats:

  • 60-minute conference sessions (to be held at the Pyle Center, May 20 and the morning of May 21)
  • Post-conference workshops (hosted at a location other than the conference site the afternoon of May 21 and May 22)

Appropriate content includes:

  • Approaches that help us move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered classroom
  • Ways to bridge research and theory on learning with educational practices
  • Research on how people learn
  • Scholarship on teaching and learning
  • Methods of assessing student learning
  • Examples of alignment with the essential learning outcomes
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Examples of how the Wisconsin Experience can enhance learning
  • Approaches to enhancing learning through diversity
  • Ways to use research experiences to enhance learning
  • Illustrations of what effective learning environments look like

To submit a proposal go to www.learning.wisc.edu/tlsymposium and complete the proposal form for either a conference session or post-conference workshop. For additional information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof, 265-4413 or mabischof@wisc.edu

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