Event Title

Invited Addresses - Tactile Teaching as Classroom Technique

Location

Room 162, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/studentsuccessconference/index.php

Start Date

19-9-2014 1:45 PM

End Date

19-9-2014 3:00 PM

Description

How do we respond to the challenge posed by our students' fragmented attention spans? To the ubiquity of mediation that increasingly shapes their experiences? This session explores the discovery of one's own presence as a teacher, the interpretation of haptic signals, and the creation of memorable heuristic bridges between abstract ideas and concrete understanding. We will also reflect on taking inventory of the tools at one's disposal in the face to face classroom setting.

Comments

Cheryl Foster is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to writing, teaching and advising, Professor Foster co-hosts The Beauty Salon, a weekly talk-format radio show about all things aesthetic in the state of Rhode Island. In March 2013 she was one of 7 educators nationally to receive the Kennedy Center/ Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award and in November 2013 was named the CASE Carnegie Professor for Rhode Island.

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Sep 19th, 1:45 PM Sep 19th, 3:00 PM

Invited Addresses - Tactile Teaching as Classroom Technique

Room 162, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

How do we respond to the challenge posed by our students' fragmented attention spans? To the ubiquity of mediation that increasingly shapes their experiences? This session explores the discovery of one's own presence as a teacher, the interpretation of haptic signals, and the creation of memorable heuristic bridges between abstract ideas and concrete understanding. We will also reflect on taking inventory of the tools at one's disposal in the face to face classroom setting.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2014/Schedule/16