Posts Tagged ‘innovative teaching’

CITL Answers – April 2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Question: Lately there has been a lot of discussion about diversity. What’s the difference between teaching for inclusion and teaching for diversity? How can I be innovative in my teaching and learning?

CITL’s Answer: Many teaching and learning theories, concepts, and practices are not uniformly defined. Inclusion and diversity are no exceptions. A plausible description about the difference can be found on a comprehensive Website at the University of Washington entitled, Inclusive Teaching. Inclusive teaching refers to teaching in ways that enable all students to have opportunities to learn. No students are excluded, accidentally or intentionally. Teaching for diversity refers to using approaches that reflect the differences in the ways individuals learn. The approaches can reflect how you teach as well as what you teach. Consequently, an instructor can include more students in the learning process (inclusion) by using a variety of teaching approaches (diversity). For more information, e-mail Karen_StClair@emerson.edu, or consult the University of Washington Website.

CITL Answers – April 2009

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Question: How can I be innovative in my teaching and learning?

CITL’s Answer: Emerson faculty are innovative in their teaching by targeting an aspect of their teaching, making a change, and reflecting on the results.  There are ongoing innovations in experiential learning, information literacy, learning outcomes, assessments of student learning, instructional technology, grading, course design and redesign, addressing issues around diversity and multiculturalism, and more.  Contact the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning to discuss how you can undertake an innovation in your teaching to enhance student learning.  E-mail Karen_StClair@Emerson.edu or call x8574.