Food for Thought: Teaching by Roles

Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Floor/Room #: 
Hagglund Room

All are welcome to attend, even without advance registration. However, lunch will be ordered only for those who register at least 3 business days in advance. Please bring your own lunch if you did not register by the deadline.

PRESENTER: Prof. Jim Cocola, Humanities & Arts Department

Entering the classroom, or leaving the classroom, tuning in to a conversation, or tuning out a conversation, picking up an assigned book, or putting down an assigned book, our students constantly shift in and out of several roles in and beyond the classroom. What if, as they engaged with material in courses, seminars, and projects, students became more conscious of the ways in which their assumptions of roles impacted their knowledge and understanding of themselves and of the world? In this talk I discuss methods for presenting students with various roles, in deliberately designed and curriculum-specific challenges that play out collectively and iteratively across classroom and online encounters across an entire term.

It's understood that some may need to leave early for 1pm commitments.


Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Chrys Demetry
Phone Number: