IC-bGers: Our very own Sandra Godwin is facilitating a workshop on reflective practice. I know many of you have dog-eared copies of Stephen Brookfield’s book and will find the concept of "reflection & mediation" for teachers a welcome respite at this point in the semester.
The Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship invites you to participate in a workshop on reflection techniques to enhance student learning and faculty teaching. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 11, at 2 p.m. in HSC 300. In the first part of the workshop participants will design assignments and rubrics for assessing student learning through reflection. Please contact Steven Jones (steven.jones) for questions about this section of the workshop. The second half of the workshop highlights the benefits of reflection and meditation for teachers, particularly given an environment in higher education of "extreme busyness," "information overload," "acceleration," and "fragmentation." (Levy 2009). Please contact Sandra Godwin (sandra.godwin) for more information on this portion of the workshop. The first nine attendees will receivecopies of "Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher," by Stephen D. Brookfield and "Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning," by Matthew Kaplan, et al.