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Jr. Faculty Spring 2018 Seminar Series: #5: Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Originating Calendar Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Speaker Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Date: 3/14/2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Event Contact:

Cheelan Bo-Linn


No cost for joining the faculty learning community.


Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Type: Conference/Workshop
Registration Link: Registration is required. Please click here to register

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 5: Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning


Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

Yes, students can learn from each other. We know that when students have a question about a course or can’t solve a problem, they most often turn first to other students in their class. These classmates serve as peer instructors to provide advice and information and share experiences. Research has shown that peer learning results in powerful educational experiences that are more active, social, and student-owned. The format can be peer-to-peer, small groups, or teams in both online and face-to-face courses. Eric Mazur has long advocated the value of peer instruction for deeper learning.


In this session, we will explore types of assignments and strategies to promote peer learning as you transform your course from an instructor-centered to a powerful student-centered focus.

Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018    Session 1: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018   Session 2: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

**Fri, Feb. 23, 2018      Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Educating Students as Difference-Makers”  (8:30 - 2:00, Illini Union A/B)

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018   Session 3: A Learner-Centered Course Design for Enhanced Learning

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018     Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018   Session 5:  Maximizing the Benefits of Informal and Formal Peer Learning

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018   Session 6: The Kind of Practice Does Matter in Students Remembering




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