Engaging Conversations

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    • Wednesday September 5, 2012
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Piedmont Room (Student Center)
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Felicia Turner

felicia.turner@cetl.gatech.edu

404-894-9418

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Summary Sentence: Engaging Conversations

Full Summary: Join this brown-bag-luncheon series on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:00 and find out what faculty are doing to engage Georgia Tech students in learning.   

It is easy for students to slip into a “plug and chug” mentality when the focus of coursework is on quantitative and analytical problem solving and testing is geared toward numeric answers.  What can you do to help students develop the conceptual understanding that is key to mstering a content area?

 This session will highlight how two faculty are incorporating writing in homework assignments, exam questions, and out-of-class experiments in order to promote learning.  Come join the conversation about the strategies they’re using, the grading rubric they’ve developed, and what their research findings suggest.

  

Using Technical Writing as a Tool

to Promote Conceptual Understanding

Lakeshia Taite, Assistant Professor

Carsten Sievers, Assistant Professor

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  

To register, go to: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/civicrm/event/info?id=74&reset=1

 

 

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  • Created By: Felicia Turner
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 22, 2012 - 11:32am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:59pm