Each summer, the UNH Graduate School and the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning co-sponsor the Summer Program on College Teaching. The program features both on-campus courses and electronic, asynchronous courses. Scheduled course offerings for the 2017 program are as follows:
Issues faced within the classroom including evaluation methods, classroom climate and diversity, instructional approaches, teaching and learning resources, and student behavior. Cr/F.
We will review several cognitive theories of learning and explore their application in educational contexts. We will identify teaching strategies that have been empirically demonstrated to enhance the use of cognitive skills and improve learning and teaching effectiveness. Topics include: prior knowledge, individual differences, and learning; expertise reversal effect; feedback and learning; desirable difficulties; interleaving and spacing of practice; illusions of competence; principles of multimedia learning; retrieval practice and test-enhanced learning; worked examples; conceptual change; self-explanation and learning; learning from text; cognitively-based approaches to study.
The focus of this course is on the improvement of teaching and learning in a teacher's own course, primarily on the work related to course-level research and assessment at the postsecondary level. Throughout the course we will read and discuss what Cross, Angelo, Steadman, Barkley, Howell Major and others have written about classroom research and assessment.
This course focuses on teachers' development of personal positions on the use of technology in presenting course material. Students will begin by examining attitudes, affordances, and challenges associated with the use of technologies in teaching. Next, we will explore instructional technologies that have the potential to benefit learning outcomes based on course objectives that you set. The final project will be to develop a practical strategy that incorporates technology in a course that you will teach.
For further information please contact Catherine Overson at (603) 862-0902 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.