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Teaching Day 2018

 

Marvin Center - Thursday, September 27

Teaching Day is our annual fall event that draws faculty across GW into conversation around teaching and learning. This year we will be joined by Dr. James Lang, author of Small Teaching (2016), who will deliver our keynote address, "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty."  

This day-long event will feature a special limited-seating master class with our keynote speaker, faculty-led interactive sessions, a faculty luncheon, a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning poster session, and a special session for graduate students. 

 

Schedule

9-10am        

Master class with Professor James Lang: "Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning" (limited seating; registration required - Coming soon!)

 

10-11:45am  

Interactive concurrent sessions led by GW faculty members

 

12-2pm

Faculty luncheon and keynote with Professor James Lang (Registration link coming soon!)

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

 

2-3:30pm

GW Faculty Poster Session: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

 

3:30-4:45pm

Special session for graduate students with Professor James Lang: "Small Teaching for Grad Students"

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Keynote

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

When students engage in academically dishonest behaviors, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. Hence if we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behavior, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students. This interactive lecture will provide an overview of the various pressures that push students toward academic dishonesty, propose solutions for helping students learn how to do their work with integrity, and invite discussion about how to build a campus culture of academic integrity.

 

Master Class with Dr. Lang

Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning

Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms. This workshop will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.

Keynote Presenter: James M. Lang, Ph.D.

James LangJames M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Direcrtor of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which are Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2008). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. His book reviews and public scholarship and higher education have appeared in a wide variety of of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Time. He edits a new series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press; he co-edited the second book in the series, Teaching the Literature Survey Course: New Strategies for College Faculty (2018). He has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than a hundred colleges or universities in the US and abroad, and consulted for the United Nations on the development of teaching materials in ethics and integrity for college faculty. In September of 2016 he received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with three universities in Columbia on the creation of a MOOC on teaching and learning in STEM education. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

 

 

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