Developing Teaching Professionals
Apply for OSUN Courses on Innovative Teaching for Faculty: Democratic Classrooms and Game-Based LearningOSUN's Developing Teaching Professionals (DTP) project and CEU's Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) are pleased to announce two, short pilot accredited courses on teaching for OSUN PhD students, faculty, and interested staff members: Democratic Classrooms: Theory and Practice and Game-Based Learning and Gamification: Incorporating Ludic Pedagogy in Teaching and Assessment. Each course will meet online for four weeks, and provide participants an opportunity to gain innovative and application-oriented teaching skills, alongside other members of the OSUN community.
Democratic Classrooms: Theory and Practice (CTAL 6021) - Pedagogy and democracy have a long and storied history of interaction, from Socrates' dialogues about citizenship to the role of citizen intellectuals as dissidents in the Eastern Bloc. But what would it mean to not just teach democracy, but create democratic classrooms? This four-week, seminar-style course enables participants to explore and apply concepts of freedom, equality, self-realization, co-participation, and more, in relation to pedagogical theories, their own teaching philosophies, and their own teaching practices.
Four Wednesdays from 3:40-5:40 p.m. Vienna time, from April 27-May 18, 2022 (via Zoom)
Game-Based Learning and Gamification: Incorporating Ludic Pedagogy in Teaching and Assessment (CTAL6020) - This four-week seminar introduces participants to the basics of game-based learning (GBL) and gamification. Lecturers often struggle to make learning and assessments both engaging and didactically sound. Learning is serious business, and elements of "fun" are oft-perceived (and sometimes are) extraneous to the process of learning. However, insights from the field of ludic pedagogy demonstrate how the incorporation of fun and game-based principles cannot only facilitate student engagement, but when properly designed, can enable students to develop and apply the knowledge and skills we seek to teach.
Four Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Vienna time, from May 24-June 14, 2022 (via Zoom)
Each course is offered on a pass/fail basis. Auditing is not permitted, as these courses rely on preparation and active engagement. No prior experience in these topics is necessary, though participants will be asked to think about how to apply what they learn in their current or future teaching, or in their other responsibilities.
Questions? Please contact [email protected].
Deadline to apply is April 15
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Deadline Expired on April 15, 2022