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From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield Dec 2014

From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

Research demonstrates that engaging students in the learning process leads to improved attitudes, enhanced learning and student retention. In this session attendees will learn about the research behind cooperative and collaborative learning, how to form groups and create effective learning tasks, and be introduced to a variety of active learning techniques. Participant will also practice integrating collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) into a course by developing a plan for using, grading and evaluating one or more CoLTs.


Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield Dec 2014

Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

A teaching philosophy is a statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. If you are preparing for tenure or promotion, or applying for a teaching award, you will need to make sure your teaching philosophy is as well prepared as possible. In this interactive series you’ll learn strategies to help you describe your approach to teaching and learning. Come prepared to write. Judith Longfield is currently an Instructional Services Coordinator at Georgia Southern University and the winner of an Indiana University system-wide teaching award. In addition to helping faculty learn to teach effectively, her research interests include the ...


Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield Nov 2014

Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

New methodologies of teaching and learning are changing the landscape of higher education. However, faculty are often unaware of the research and continue to rely heavily on lecture. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an extended series, known as the Teaching Academy, transformed instructors’ ideas about effective teaching and their classroom practices. In addition to learning about the impact of the Academy, participants will also consider ways to overcome barriers and implement this type of in-depth faculty development, which did not require additional funding, on their campuses.