Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Facilitator: Carissa Froyum, Sociology
Learning is an emotional experience for students. When faculty challenge students' old ways of thinking, students often experience discomfort. Discomfort can be not only unpleasant from the students' perspective but create resistance or even hostility in the classroom. Emotions especially run high in classrooms which address social inequalities and other controversial issues. This presentation and discussion draws on the sociological research on emotions, inequality, and power to understand how faculty can manage emotions in the classroom in ways that both encourage learning and challenge students. We will cover: how emotion management is related to power, how faculty create expectations for emotions in the classroom (whether they know it or not), and some practical ways for managing emotions in the classes.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
12:00 PM, Library 287
The November CETL events calendar is now available!
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SPRING READING GROUP 2017: We supply the book, you supply yourself!
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning by James Lang
Facilitated by Susan Hill and the members of the reading group. Mondays, 3:00-4:00 on January 30, Feb 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, and April 10, in Library 387. Register here!
If you have another book on pedagogy you’d like to read, suggest it for a spring 2017 reading group!