What is Class Participation?

Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Friday, February 14 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Participation is a classroom value that instructors often take for granted. This workshop will examine the assumptions we make about participation and what, exactly, participation teaches. We will discuss the different forms that participation can take, considering ways to engage a diverse range of student participation styles in class. We will also discuss strategies to make the social space of a classroom optimally amenable to participation of all modes from all students. Finally we will ask how can we usefully and fairly assess participation. Throughout, we will explore these questions in the context of our broader pedagogical goals, in order to develop a set of tools for cultivating productive participatory classrooms.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.