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2019年10月25日

[Upcoming] Workshops with Dr. José Antonio Bowen (Nov 22&23)

Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo, and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, will invite Dr. José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College, and co-organize the following two workshops.

Dr. José Antonio Bowen gave a lecture last year entitled “Teaching Naked: Active Learning in Higher Education.” This time, we are going to hold the first workshop on November 22nd for those who are involved/interested in faculty development entitled “Motivating, Supporting & Nudging Change in Faculty” and the second workshop on 23rd for those who are interested in class reform entitled “Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Workshop on Designing Better Classes.”

 

Here is the TEDxLSU presentation given by Dr. Bowen.

 

For the sake of preparation of the venue, please register in advance from the form below. The two workshops are separate events; if you wish to join both of them, please fill in both forms.

We will accept applications on a first-come-first-served basis, but please note that we may close the registration in case the number of applicants exceeds the capacity. We look forward to your participation.

 

Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 15:00-17:00
Venue: Meeting Room 315, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
Instructor: Dr. José Antonio Bowen (President of Goucher College, U.S.)
Title: Motivating, Supporting & Nudging Change in Faculty
Intended for: People who are involved in faculty development
Capacity: 15 people
Fee: Free of charge (*Interpretation unavailable.)
Organizers: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan / Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
Please register from here. (Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Details:
“Teaching Naked” is not an anti-technology approach, but technology is a tool that is only as good as the larger content into which it is fitted. The real challenge is motivating (or “nudging”) faculty to redesign courses with clear learning outcomes, assessment, and serious thinking about motivation and environment; students learn best when we combine high standards with a very supportive environment where failure can lead to change. The same applies to faculty. We need new structures to
help faculty re-evaluate the importance of course design and relationships. Course evaluations (with ONE common high value question) and the structure of faculty activity reports are two examples of key nudges.

 

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 13:00-15:00
Venue: Fukutake Learning Studio, B2F, Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo
Instructor: Dr. José Antonio Bowen (President of Goucher College, U.S.)
Title: Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Workshop on Designing Better Classes
Intended for: People who are involved in education such as faculty members and senior high school teachers.
Capacity: 30 people
Fee: Free of charge (*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available.)
Organizers: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan / Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
Please register from here. (Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Details:
This is a practical and active workshop for all faculty that distills the latest research on how students learn into tested techniques and best practices that work. Decades of research have brought an explosion of knowledge about how human evolution has shaped the way we process, think, and remember. Technology also provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material, enhanced opportunities to connect and create community, better ways to ensure that students are prepared for class, and new options for the sequence of learning encounters and activities.
Teaching is largely a design problem, and we need to design our classes for the brain in the body. This workshop will suggest lots of easy techniques to improve student learning while providing a process (see figure below) to guide faculty in creating better modules and courses. It follows the design process in the TNT book, which can be purchased with a bulk discount from Wiley.

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