Recognizing and Reducing Age-Biased Teaching for Effective Classroom Learning
Presenter: Kate de Medeiros, the O'Toole Family Professor of Gerontology in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology
Whether it's bemoaning the demise of sentence diagramming and cursive handwriting, pointing to the ease of access to information through technology or some other point of difference, many instructors inadvertently practice age bias in their classroom. While students' background knowledge has certainly changed over the years, the ways that people learn has not. Consequently, overreliance on generational differences can do more to detract from than contribute to student learning. The purpose of this workshop is explore instructors' assumptions and expectations about student learning, to compare these with learning theory, and to suggest new ways to create a more age inclusive learning environment. Participants are invited (but not required) to submit particular issues/observations that they would like included in the session no later than one week prior to the workshop.
Wednesday, February 24 at 10:00am to 11:30amVirtual Event