Spring 2019: Creating Wicked Students
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We have selected “Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World” by Paul Hanstedt for the next semester of our Guilt-Free Book Club. This book argues argues that courses can and should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare them for life after college. Hanstedt centers the book on the ideat that the goal in the college classroom―in all classrooms, all the time―is to develop students who are not just loaded with content, but capable of using that content in thoughtful, deliberate ways to make the world a better place.
There will be eight book club meetings, which will take place every two weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each week, you can join on either day, according to your schedule. You don’t have to attend only on Tuesdays or only on Wednesdays.
Lunch will be served and an email will be sent every two weeks to confirm your attendance and solicit your lunch preference.
Meeting dates: Jan 29/30, Feb 12/13, Feb 26/27, March 12/13, March 26/27, April 9/10, April 23/24, May 7/8
Book Club Meetings will usually take place in the Honnold Conference Room in the Library, and we’ll send out reminders with the location.
Please follow the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/IHKpLGbRHHPyIS8M2 to sign up for this semester’s book club.
The CTL has some hard-copies of the book that you can request through the RSVP link above. Electronic copies of the book are not yet available through the Claremont Colleges Library, but we expect they will be soon, and we’ll post a link here once they are.