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Mick Healey to present workshops on engaging students in research and inquiry - Oct. 7

Mick Healey, Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, will present two workshops on student research and inquiry. The workshops are sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Invited Guest: Mick Healey – Engaging students in research and inquiry
Monday, October 7

Engaging undergraduate students in research and inquiry is, we would argue, the best way to link teaching and research (Healey and Jenkins, 2009).  It is moreover recognized as a ‘high-impact’ activity (Kuh, 2008).  You are invited to participate in one or both of two related workshops, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning:

Workshop - Embedding inquiry into programs
Monday, October 7, 12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m., Belk Pavilion 208 (Lunch provided)

This workshop will discuss the variety of ways in which research and inquiry based learning are undertaken in undergraduate programmes from first year to final year using numerous mini-case studies from different disciplines, departments and institutions in North America, Europe, and Australasia. Lunch will be provided for faculty who register before September 30th.

Workshop - Designing inquiry based learning activities
Monday, October 7, 1:35 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Belk Pavilion 208

This interactive workshop aims to explore practical ways of incorporating inquiry based learning into a course and discusses some of the issues faculty and students face in this mode of learning. Participants will leave the workshop with practical ways in which they can incorporate inquiry learning into their courses regardless of discipline or class size.

To sign up for the workshops, please use the registration form. To learn more about CATL’s fall workshops and events, please visit the CATL workshops and events page.

Mick Healey is Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire.  Until 2010 he was Director of the Centre for Active Learning, a nationally funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the United Kingdom.  Since 1995 he has given about 500 educational presentations.  He has written and edited around 150 papers, chapters, books and guides on various aspects of teaching and learning in higher education.



Laura St. Cyr,
9/2/2013 9:40 AM