You are cordially invited to seminar organized by the Bilkent Teaching and Learning Support Center (BTLSC).
Title: “The Struggles and Compromises of Active Learning in Crisis Remote Teaching”
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Shannon Murray, University of Prince Edward Island
Date: 25 November 2020, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
To request the event link, please contact to the department.
Abstract: No matter where you teach or learn, 2020 has been a difficult year. For instructors who focus on active learning, the forced and sudden move to a remote or online environment poses particular challenges. In this interactive Zoom session, participants will look at some of the basic tools in active learning – the lecture pause, the quick write, and the think/pair/share – to explore how they can be adapted to a remote experience. We will also discuss some of the difficulties both students and instructors can face, whether in synchronous or asynchronous classes.
Biography: Shannon Murray is a professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow (2001). She teaches Early Modern and Children’s literature at the University of Prince Edward Island, on the east coast of Canada. She gives workshops and talks on Active Learning, Capstone University Courses, Learning Communities, and Teaching Dossiers, including since 2002 for the PEI Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning. The founding editor of The Recorder, she has published on Bunyan’s Book for Boys and Girls, on adaptations for children, as well as on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her book Bounce and Beans and Burn won the L. M. Montgomery Literature for Children Award. Along with her collaborators Dr. Lisa Dickson and Dr. Jessica Riddell, she is completing a book project for the University of Toronto Press on Critical Hope and Critical Empathy in the Teaching of Shakespeare.