Let's return to the questions from the workshop introduction. Have your ideas about these questions evolved over the course of this workshop?
- Who are your students?
- Where are they coming from?
- What do they already know?
- What might they be worried about?
- What are their short-term goals? Long-term?
- What will help them be successful in your class?
- What will they accomplish in your class? What will they be proud of?
- What will your class enable them to do next?
Moving on to Step 2
In Step 2, you will select one or more strategies from Step 1 and write a bit more about how you might apply them in your teaching. Here's the specific prompt for your reflection in Step 2:
- Discuss the value of considering the three major topics of the workshop - student background, motivation, and mastery - for teaching in your discipline. For example, you might describe how a consideration of these factors could improve learning outcomes or enhance the experience of students or instructors.
- Select two strategies from Step 1 and explain how you can use them in your current or future teaching. Your explanation should include:
- a class context in which you will implement these strategies (keeping in mind your readers will come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds);
- the reason you chose these particular strategies and how they will help your students learn;
- how you will implement them in your teaching; and
- what challenges might you encounter in implementing these strategies and what questions do you still have?
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