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Teaching Adventures and Outcomes presents “Teaching Reconsidered”- March 18

“Teaching Reconsidered” with Dr. Michel Wattiaux, Associate Professor, Department of Dairy Science

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Room 117 Old Genetics (445 Henry Mall)

Have you wondered how to teach in a way that is true to your discipline? Do you struggle to align your teaching practices with your learning objectives? Have you considered how to use information about this alignment to promote your own teaching excellence?

Teaching is a means to an end. In “Teaching Reconsidered,” Michel Wattiaux will discuss what we can learn from becoming aware of the “Signature Pedagogy” (the habits of minds of instructors) within a discipline. He will provide attendees with examples of the alignment between his own teaching and the learning objectives in his courses. He will also give participants the opportunity to reflect on signature pedagogies within their discipline, ways to assess student (independent) learning, and ways to document teaching excellence for the purpose of promotion and tenure.

This forum is a collaborative effort of: Academic Technologies, CALS Council on Teaching and Learning, Center for Biology Education, Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning, UW Teaching Academy and the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching.

Teaching Adventures and Outcomes is a collaborative monthly forum for sharing the experience and results of efforts in teaching and learning among faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.