According to a UNLV study on transparent teaching, ”students’ learning outcomes improved when they understood how and why instructors had structured their learning experiences in particular ways” (Winklemes 2013). Connecting the “how” to the “why” is particularly important when we design assignments, and doing so has been shown to not only improve learning outcomes but decrease resistance, increase motivation, and positively impact faculty and student satisfaction about student work. In this workshop, participants will:
- Review some of the key principles of transparent teaching;
- Apply the UNLV / TILT “Purpose-Task-Criteria” approach to sample assignments and our own class work; and
- Evaluate some of the benefits and limitations of transparent assignment design.
Please bring an existing assignment sheet or description that you would like to work on, if you have one. This workshop is suitable for any faculty or instructional staff who assign in-class or out-of-class work to students and wish to make the process more transparent and successful for novice learners.
Monday, October 15th @ 1:15 @ CMC Bauer Center South 34
Tuesday, October 16th @ 9:30 @ CGU Burkle 24
This workshop is Step 2 in the Transparent Teaching Toolkit Path (more here)
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/38LhYCY1DAjMeriJ3