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Knox Award Showcase: A Transformative Journey of Learning to "Let Go" in Order to Learn

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Presenter: Kristen M. Budd, Sociology & Gerontology

I recently read, "As a teacher, letting go of control is hard." In my teaching journey, I could not agree more. Looking back on my pedagogical transformation over time (primarily a lecturer to a full-fledged team-based learning enthusiast), learning to let go of control is ultimately how I became a better teacher and also a better learner with my students. Changing the way you teach can be scary. It can be messy. But, it can also be transformative. It can be inspirational. Most of all, it has the power not only to change your (professional) life but also the (academic) life of your students. In this informal discussion and Q & A session, 2019 E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award winner Kristen M. Budd will talk about her transitions in teaching pedagogy, overcoming her fear of change in the classroom, and how she ultimately learned to let go.

Dr. Kristen M. Budd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology and Acting Associate Dean of The Graduate School. She won the E. Phillips Knox Distinguished Teaching Award in Spring 2019 for her innovative use of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in her classes. To share her love of all things TBL, she has offered numerous opportunities for the Miami community to learn more about TBL including CTE book clubs, CTE workshops, and a Faculty Learning Community.

Friday, February 7 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Laws Hall, 320
551 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056