Teaching Bottlenecks and Threshold Concepts (CTE718)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Location: EV1 241

Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Participants must have completed a Course Design Fundamentals (CTE642) workshop or the Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA). Open to faculty (registration is required).

Description: Where do students typically get stuck in your course/program?  What “bottlenecks” or “threshold concepts,” if overcome, would allow students to thrive in your course?  This session is an invitation to continue thinking about and working on uncovering “stuck places” in learning, while creating strategies that support students’ learning of these ideas.  The intent is that participants will come away from the session with concrete strategies for teaching and assessing the identified bottleneck or threshold concept.

Please bring the course outline for the course on which you intend to work and, if you have one, a concept map created for the course. 

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a bottleneck or threshold concept in your course
  • Reconstruct the “intellectual moves” you make when faced with this bottleneck or threshold concept using the Decoding the Disciplines interview method
  • Articulate at least one learning outcome, instructional strategy, and assessment

Facilitator: Julie Timmermans, CTE

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Location 
EV1 - Environment 1
Room 242
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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