by Ravit Dotan, Philosophy Teaching Effectiveness Award Essay, 2019 One of the most common problems GSIs encounter is low student participation in sections. Too often, only a handful of students ask questions, interact with the instructor, or interact with one another. This situation is unfortunate. First, active participation is crucial Continue Reading >>
Get ready for the first day of class with objectives, a lesson plan, and activity planning tips.
by Genevieve Painter, Legal Studies (home department Jurisprudence and Social Policy)
Sorting through masses of research is a key learning objective of the reading and composition seminar. Students reported feeling overwhelmed as they confronted a wealth of sources and ideas in preparing their final papers. What is one way that participatory social movements deal with analyzing an excess of information? Card clustering!
by Raphaëlle Rabanes, Anthropology
My intention throughout the class was to lift each of their cultural assumptions … and to reveal how anthropology as an analytic tool could help reveal the social construction of what we take for granted …
by Naomi Leite, Anthropology
The first section presents a double challenge…Simply put, how can a GSI use the first section to engage a disparate group of students who are not necessarily enthusiastic about their enrollment in a course whose topic they don’t yet understand?