9231. SET - Methodological Magic Bullets?: Foreign Language Courses and Beyond

DateNovember 4, 2013Time3:00 - 4:00 pm
LocationMMSCI 250
DescriptionAudience: Faculty/Staff, Teachers of Record, Graduate Students

Presenter-Mike Boerm (Modern Foreign Languages)

Audience - Faculty and Teachers of Record

In this seminar we will discuss together how instructors' approaches to teaching are often subconscious mirrors of how they learned as students. We will learn to ask some helpful questions of ourselves when crafting lessons for our own classes to help avoid this trap. The questions posed in this section are applicable to instructors in all disciplines. After this general look at pedagogy, we will turn our focus specifically to the foreign-language classroom. We will discuss how instructors of French, German, Spanish, and other world languages can learn to think more critically about the methods they use and the (often false) assumptions they make about learning another language at the university level. Instructors of other subjects can actively participate in this section since their responses to some of the discussion questions will help inform FL instructors and create an open dialogue on pedagogy for everyone.Read More »
PublisherTraining & Development
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