Walk before you run: how transparent assignment descriptions

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Carlson Library, Room 1005
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Transparent learning is an approach to course and assignment design that emphasizes how and why students are asked to learn course content in particular ways. This approach, because it articulates the literal process whereby success is achieved, is particularly beneficial for students who are unfamiliar with best-practices in college courses.

MartinChristopher Martin, who started at UT this Fall, is a Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy & Religious Studies. Before UT, Christopher taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Christopher has a long history working within different teaching and learning student success initiatives. At UW-Green Bay he was a Diversity Fellow, a Teaching Scholar, and a representative for UW-Green Bay in the UW-System Teaching Fellows Program. He participated in a Learning Community on Sustainability and has taught first-year seminars for the last six years. In three of those years his seminar was part of an intensive first-year experience program targeting underrepresented students. Christopher's scholarship in Philosophy focuses on early-modern rationalism, particularly as regards the reality and structure of Being, Causality, and Personal Identity. He much enjoys helping students advance and sharpen their own rational capacities.

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