University Teaching Roundtable (UTR) - Teaching with Storytelling
University Teaching Roundtable (UTR): Teaching with Storytelling
WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019
12:00PM - 1:30PM
WHERE: Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
627 Dartmouth Place
A good story generates sustained attention, curiosity, and mental imagery. In other words, exactly what teachers aim to motivate in their students. Especially when teaching science, which can be mistaken for a dry series of “facts” to be memorized, telling the stories of scientific discoveries delivers content in a way that facilitates students’ recollection of it and simultaneously helps them to understand the process of scientific research; become more sophisticated in their interpretation of facts; and appreciate both the utility and limitations of empirical reasoning to explain how something works. This roundtable will outline strategies for teaching with storytelling, including tips to increase student engagement, lower barriers between students and teacher, and create an environment where students feel comfortable speaking up and asking questions.
Lead by: Catherine Woolley is a William Deering Chair in Biological Sciences Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences;Feinberg School of Medicine. —Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence
*Registration Required. Please register.
Location: Current location is not wheelchair accessible. Please note we may move the location at the Evanston Campus if needed. Please keep a look out for the location announcements closer to the event data.