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. All summer 2020 college teaching GRAD courses are online. Registration is now open. Scheduled course offerings for the 2021 program are as follows:
We will explore Issues faced within the college classroom including course goal-setting, evaluation methods, classroom climate, individual differences, instructional approaches, and teaching and learning resources. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to develop and/or refine their philosophy of teaching and diversity/equity/inclusion statements. The course acknowledges that each of us has had significant experience with college teaching-- as student, as instructor, or both. Building upon our collective experience, our course materials provide a powerful lens through which we can examine the best practices associated with effective teaching and learning, with improving our own teaching, and with managing the college classroom environment
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.
Preparation for teaching a course in any college/university field or discipline. Examination of issues and models involving course design from developing course learning outcomes to creating instructional approaches to addressing those outcomes; Students will learn to develop authentic assessments to assess whether learning outcomes have been achieved. Topics in this course include: overall course structure; issues of accessibility and course design; writing course objectives and learning outcomes; creating course assignments and exam questions; grading course assignments and exams; developing a course grading scheme; reading about and discussing approaches that foster student engagement and learning. The course you design can be a face-to-face, online/remote, or hybrid offering. Completion of the course may be a good option for teachers who wish to develop, in a deliberate way, some or all of a course that could be offered in an online/remote mode.
For further information please contact Catherine Overson at (603) 862-0902 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.