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Presenter: Ellen Yezierski and Gregg Wentzell, Center for Teaching Excellence.

According to Craig Nelson in his article "Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor: Lessons from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," many well-meaning instructors base their teaching practices in unrealistic or inaccurate perceptions of what makes courses challenging. Overcoming these "dysfunctional illusions of rigor" requires instructors to re-examine their beliefs about effective teaching. In this workshop we'll review Nelson's list of illusions and explore some alternative views that lead to more effective student learning. This is in person only.