Creating A Culture Of Pedagogical Learning

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Creating A Culture Of Pedagogical Learning

  1. 1. Creating a Culture of Pedagogical Learning<br />Changing our cultural perceptions to create a new culture of learning<br />FumikoFutamura<br />Department of Math and CS<br />Southwestern University<br />
  2. 2. What is culture?<br />From a behavioral psychologist’s point of view,<br />We have implicitly learned how to teach and <br />how to learn about teaching.<br />Culture is:<br /> learned behavior patterns and perceptions.<br />
  3. 3. Why change the culture?<br />To expose more instructors to <br /> more techniques, so they can<br /> find one that works best in <br />their classroom.<br />To learn and utilize recent advances in neuroscience and learning research.<br />To create a stronger sense of community.<br />To help our students learn better.<br />
  4. 4. Using the science of change<br />How Obama is Using the Science of Change, by Michael Grunwald, TIME 4/12/09<br />How People Learn, <br /> J. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, <br /> National Research Council<br />3. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell<br />
  5. 5. How Obama is Using the Science of Changeby Michael Grunwald, TIME 4/12/09<br />Provide knowledge.<br />Make it easy.<br />Make it popular.<br />Make it lucrative… or required.<br />
  6. 6. 1. Provide knowledge.<br />Teaching journals<br />The Teaching Professor, JoSoTL, Math Forum list<br />Listservs and newsletters<br />NITLE: Peer Communities, Stanford: Tomorrow’s Professor…<br />Center for Teaching websites<br />Vanderbilt, U of Iowa, U of Kansas, Derek Bok Center at Harvard<br />AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning<br />Books<br />How People Learn, What the Best College Teachers Do, The Teaching Gap, The Art of Changing the Brain…<br />Create a file cabinet of articles, syllabi, etc.<br />
  7. 7. 2. Make it easy.<br />Start a “Teaching Circle”.<br />Meet every week/2 weeks/month.<br />Have possible topics and info ready, but ask for suggestions.<br />Create lesson plans, projects, syllabi, etc. during the meeting.<br />Send reminder emails.<br />Make the binder readily accessible.<br />
  8. 8. 3. Make it popular.<br />The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell<br /> &quot;the levels at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable.“ <br /> –Bryan Walsh, “A Green Tipping Point”, TIME magazine, Oct 2007.<br />What creates the tipping point?<br />Law of the Few<br />Find people who either: <br />knows everybody and is very charismatic (connectors)<br />keeps up-to-date on the latest research on teaching (mavens)<br />is very persuasive (salespeople)<br />Law of Stickiness<br />Law of Context<br />
  9. 9. 3. Make it popular.<br />What creates the tipping point?<br />Law of the Few<br />Law of Stickiness<br />Make it stick… what makes it stick? <br />What can we learn about stickiness from<br /> How People Learn<br /> J. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, <br /> National Research Council<br />Law of Context<br />?<br />
  10. 10. How People LearnJ. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, National Research Council<br />What makes it stick?<br />Learner centered: Respond to their interests. Focus on their preconceptions and habits. Don’t lecture.<br />Knowledge centered: Present new techniques/ideas and allow them to explore and understand how it might apply to their teaching <br />Assessment centered: Allow for discussion about their experiments, provide feedback.<br />Community centered: Cultivate a helpful, open, supportive, and dedicated community.<br />
  11. 11. How People LearnJ. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, National Research Council<br />What makes it stick?<br />Learner centered: Respond to their interests. Focus on their preconceptions and habits. Don’t lecture.<br />Knowledge centered: Present new techniques/ideas and allow them to explore and understand how it might apply to their teaching. <br />Assessment centered: Allow for discussion about their experiments, provide feedback.<br />Community centered: Cultivate a helpful, open, supportive, and dedicated community.<br />
  12. 12. How People LearnJ. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, National Research Council<br />What makes it stick?<br />Learner centered: Respond to their interests. Focus on their preconceptions and habits. Don’t lecture.<br />Knowledge centered: Present new techniques/ideas and allow them to explore and understand how it might apply to their teaching. <br />Assessment centered: Allow then to share experiences, provide feedback.<br />Community centered: Cultivate a helpful, open, supportive, and dedicated community.<br />
  13. 13. How People LearnJ. Bransford, A. Brown, R. Cocking, editors, National Research Council<br />What makes it stick?<br />Learner centered: Respond to their interests. Focus on their preconceptions and habits. Don’t lecture.<br />Knowledge centered: Present new techniques/ideas and allow them to explore and understand how it might apply to their teaching. <br />Assessment centered: Allow then to share experiences, provide feedback.<br />Community centered: Cultivate a helpful, open, supportive, and dedicated community.<br />
  14. 14. 3. Make it popular.<br />What creates the tipping point?<br />Law of the Few<br />Law of Stickiness<br />Law of Context<br />Make it convenient for the busy. <br />Meet during lunch or afternoon tea.<br />Prepare for classes for next semester.<br />Create a highly accessible binder with contact information <br />
  15. 15. 4. Make it lucrative… or required.<br />Establish teaching awards. <br />Obtain grants to compensate you <br /> for your time and effort.<br />Internal grants<br />http://www.ntlf.com/html/grants/titles.htm<br />http://www.colleges.org/faculty_renewal/index.html<br />Tell colleagues they are already signed up to attend meetings, unless they email to opt-out. <br />
  16. 16. Can we change the culture of pedagogical learning? <br />Yes we can!<br />slides available: http://www.slideshare.net/dr.f<br />

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