Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project
Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes—The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Underserved College Students’ Success, October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Transparent teaching/learning practices make learning processes explicit while offering opportunities to foster students' metacognition, confidence, and their sense of belonging in college. A 2016 Association of American Colleges & Universities publication identifies transparent assignment design as a replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students' learning and retention, with greater gains for historically underserved students.
This seminar will review the educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning in this session.
Participants will apply that research to the design of class activities and assignments—and leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably.
Interested faculty are invited to join a follow-up conversation about engaging with this pedagogy as a contributing researcher.
Wednesday, October 4 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm
TB , 322A 4600 South Redwood Road