Ballantine Hall 347
Friday, October 9, 2009
2:30 – 4:00 pm
One of the most significant and difficult realizations for many instructors is that their own learning styles—their preferred ways of learning new information—may differ from their students’ styles. Because of these differences, instructors may ask themselves how to teach course content when their students’ learning styles differ dramatically from their own, and when students differ among themselves in how they prefer to take in new information.
In this workshop facilitated by Alison Doubleday (Medical Sciences) and Lisa Kurz, participants will explore strategies for presenting course material in different ways to address students’ differing learning styles. We will address questions such as: What simple techniques can you incorporate into your teaching that will help you enhance all of your students’ learning? How can you help individual students who are struggling to learn your course content? In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to develop a plan to incorporate specific strategies into their teaching to address students’ differing learning styles, and will be able to learn about and offer feedback on other participants’ plans.