Course Is It? Promoting Student Responsibility and Engagement
Marva A. Barnett, Founding Director and Professor, Teaching
Resource Center, University of Virginia
Faculty, Department of French
you like to create an environment that encourages students to take
responsibility for learning, thus working harder and contributing
and learning more?
consider this workshop.
will we do?
how to establish such an environment
benefits for both teacher and students
some recommended techniques
the value of explicit teaching
how to promote student responsibility in several ways
collaboration between teacher and students
your recognizing what students can contribute
checking in with your students
will you gain?
will learn how your attitudes about students and your approaches
to teaching your discipline can promote students taking
will get proven techniques for engaging students to take some
responsibility for their own learning, for classmates progress,
and for the success of the course.
will hear what students think about these approaches.
will have a chance to apply new ideas to your courses.