Research shows that active learning can enhance student learning. Active learning is generally defined as students actively engaging in course activities such as discussions, group work and problem solving, usually within the context of the classroom. At UW, there are a number of faculty who are participating in a tri-campus active learning faculty community that is exploring how to incorporate active learning into teaching and learning. The groups from each campus are meeting collectively via video three times during the quarter as well as meeting individually between the tri-campus meetings. The UWB faculty learning community is being led by Andreas Brockhaus, Director of Learning Technologies, David Goldstein, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and Erin Hill, QSC Director.
What does the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo have to do with building electronic portfolios at UW Bothell? More than you may think.
At least that was Dr. Kris Kellejian’s and my argument made during a presentation this past summer at the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidenced-Based Learning (AAEEBL) International Conference in Boston, MA.
Reflecting on Narcissus
Entitled “The Narcissus Quandary: The Possibilities and Limits of Teaching Reflection,” our presentation sought to problematize questions of self-reflection by playing with the theme of narcissism and the socially-minded and future-oriented dimensions of self-reflection. By reflecting on the story of Narcissus and Echo, we showed the pitfalls of assuming that self-reflection is necessarily a solipsistic act.
Digital media production is an important form of scholarly research and instruction here at the University of Washington Bothell. Below is a list of student made media projects links and information about the class, topics and professors that made this work possible. Prof. Jill Freidberg’s “Working with Audio” class produced a great collection of audioRead more about Digital Scholarship at UW Bothell[…]
As we approach the end of the academic year, students across programs are gathering and reflecting on their curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular work; they are thinking about their futures and possible paths to take to achieve their goals; and they are writing essays that provide coherent narratives of their personal, academic, and professional trajectories. InRead more about ePortfolio Resources at UW Bothell[…]
In three short presentations at the May 9 event Conversations about Hybrid Learning, Tony Smith, Ph.D. (Education), Martha Groom, Ph.D. (SIAS), and Jamie Shirley, Ph.D. (Nursing and Health Studies) described the opportunities and challenges they encountered while teaching hybrid courses in their respective disciplines. Their thoughtful and nuanced remarks on teaching hybrid classes framed aRead more about Conversations on Hybrid Teaching and Learning at UW Bothell[…]