Students as Producers: Active Learning Instruction for Innovative Assignments

Refreshments will be provided for this lunchtime talk:

Join us for an exploration of the idea of "students as producers."  Bruff will help us think about creating assignments that:

* ask students to work on problems that haven't been fully solved or questions that haven't been fully answered.

* are shared with authentic audiences (audiences other than the instructor), either fellow students or external audiences, motivating students to produce work worth sharing.

* give students greater autonomy, because cognitive science tells us that students are more motivated when they feel they have some autonomy over their work.

A portion of this session will on classroom activities that build the skills students need in order to complete the kinds of innovative assignments that come with the “Students as Producers” approach

Read this for more information about how Vanderbilt has implemented the idea of "students as producers."

Derek Bruff is part of the TEACHxperts speaker series.

About the Speaker:

Derek Bruff is the Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University.

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Students as Producers: Active Learning Instruction for Innovative Assignments