In this discussion-driven session we will collaboratively construct a history of invention related to teaching and learning. Within this context we will address quality and more specifically, we will situate Quality Matters.

Questions to consider: How do we learn? Do we teach in response to how we naturally learn? Should we? Why do we teach the way we teach? Do we invent new ways of learning? How much room is left for inventing new ways of teaching? Are there any? What are the costs of our teaching and learning inventions? What do we mean when we talk about quality in teaching and learning? Where does it come from? What is Quality Matters and why should anyone care?

Session agenda:

10:30 – 11:00 300 million years of teaching and learning invention in 30 minutes (scaffolded crowdsourcing exercise)
11:00 – 11:30 Invention in teaching and learning at UAF
11:30 – 12:00 Quality in teaching and learning and oh, also Quality Matters

Session Readings:

Calder, L. (2006). Uncoverage: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for the History Survey. Journal of American History, March, 1358-1370.

Sipress, J. M., & Voelker, D. J. (2011). The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model. Journal of American History, March, 1050-1066.

Related iTeachU resources:

Quality Matters