2005 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Showcase

2:30-5:00 p.m., April 19, 2005
Mary Gates Commons

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2:30 Posters | 2:30 Roundables | 4:00 Posters | 4:00 Roundtables

Using Entrance and Exit Courses to Help Students Identify Learning Opportunities and Accomplishments

Rick Roth, Suzanne Withers - Geography

Geography uses entrance and exit courses to help its majors:

  1. Learn to talk the talk (representation): In issue-focused teams, develop ways of describing issues, topics, terminology, methods and conceptual frameworks common to geographers. We see these as among the key building blocks of developing a geographic habit of mind, a way of asking and answering questions, as well as articulating individual learning goals.
  2. Learn to walk the walk (application): Apply these building blocks in concrete ways in papers, group projects, and undergraduate research, with the explicit awareness of what capabilities they are gaining.
  3. Assess their learning, and manifest its outcomes through capstone presentations and development of career and learning portfolios. (integration and assessment)
Roundtable Discussion, 4:00-5:00 p.m.