Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Nov 30, 2012
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Erik Larson, Sociology, will present “Insights (and Puzzles) from Student Research: Quantitative Thinking and Language Courses.”   During Spring 2012, students in Sociology 269 (Science & Social Inquiry) completed survey-based research projects. Among these projects were surveys of sophomores (class of 2014) about quantitative thinking courses and current students (classes of 2012-15) and alumni about language courses. The survey projects gathered information about students' perceptions of these two elements of the Macalester graduation requirements, the reasons that students gave for selecting particular courses, and the skills and other benefits students associated with these courses. During this session, Larson will share some of the findings from these projects with the goal of providing an opportunity for participants to discuss some of the questions that these findings present.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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