Northwestern University

Wed 12:00 PM

University Teaching Roundtable (UTR): Mining the Personal to Overcome Intellectual Insecurity

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Cost: FREE

Contact: Muveddet Harris   847.491.4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic


University Teaching Roundtable (UTR): Mining the Personal to Overcome Intellectual Insecurity

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
            12:00PM - 1:30PM

WHERE: Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
              627 Dartmouth Place

This University Teaching Roundtable will focus on the ways in which we can we tap into the life experiences of our students to create and maintain a classroom environment that is physically, emotionally, intellectually, and culturally safe and conducive to the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. We will consider how the inclusion of autobiographical exercises can diminish the insecurity that is often present in the classroom when a new or unfamiliar concept is introduced. Autobiography (writing the life of the self) enables students to make connections between the ways they construct meaning in the texts they read and write in class and the ways meanings are and can be constructed in other aspects of their lives.

*Registration Required. Please register.

Led by Tracy Vaughn-Manley, Associate Professor of Instruction, African American Studies; African American Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction Award Recipient

Location: Current location is not wheelchair accessible. Please note we may move the location at the Evanston Campus if needed. Please keep a look out for the location announcements closer to the event data.

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