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Friday, June 24 • 10:00 - 10:50
CON11.11 - Engaging Students in Critical Thinking and Class Discussions

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Student engagement has been found to be one of the best predictors of learning and personal development, and the effects carry into students’ professional lives after graduation (Carini, Kuh, and Klein, 2006, p. 2; Shulman, 2002, p. 36).This session will cover ways to motivate student preparation for class, to involve students in vigorous discussions, and to help them improve their communication skills at the same time. Reading quizzes, preparatory assignments, collaborative presentations, and classroom debates all work to enhance student engagement and improve the quality of student contributions. Faculty can utilize these techniques without an excessive investment of additional prep time for themselves or unrealistic expectations for students. This session will include examples and demonstrations of the techniques so that faculty can experience them for themselves and apply them to their subject matter

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Laura Reave

Western University
Laura Reave has taught in the English department and Engineering School at Western University. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. Her research specialties are leadership, technical and business communication, and curriculum design.

Friday June 24, 2016 10:00 - 10:50 EDT
UCC 67