TEACHx 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker

How do we as teachers reckon with the open-ended, ill-defined, and deep problems that cannot be solved using a technical-rational-empirical approach?

Join us at TEACHx 2018 for a keynote address by physicist and Olin College founding faculty member Dr. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker as she shares her journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning, and ultimately imagines a new, collaborative, and engaging educational paradigm.

We are living in an era of ever-evolving, complex, or “wicked” challenges. 

These are the open-ended, ill-defined problems with societal, economic, cultural and political implications, which cannot be simply solved using theory and best empirical evidence. As Alvin Toffler suggests, to solve these kinds of problems, we need to be able to “learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

  • What does an environment of learning, unlearning, and relearning look like?
  • How do we engage with student development?
  • How do we embrace tough or uncomfortable conversations in our classrooms regardless of their content?
  • How do we not allow the unspoken politics of “professionalism” silence us even as our students engage in profoundly important conversations about what they care about?
  • How do we all come together in an “unceasing process of inquiry… in the common pursuit of knowledge” (von Humboldt, 1809) to support and witness authentic and critical learning?

Join Dr. Zastavker as she imagines a new educational paradigm, “where wicked problems are tackled together in a spirit of mutual learning and understanding” (Rolfe, 2014).

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TEACHx 2018 will be held on May 23 at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in downtown Chicago. The one-day event brings together the growing educational technology community of practice to share reflections on and experiences in blended and online learning, learning analytics, and active learning spaces. Themes highlighted in this year's TEACHx celebration include student perspectives and inclusive teaching. Event Details. 

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