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CATL workshops on teaching disciplinary thinking - Jan. 9 & 23

CATL Workshop - Teaching Disciplinary Thinking
Thursday, January 9 & 23, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Belk Pavilion 208

What does it mean to teach “disciplinary thinking”? How can we effectively teach students to think in our distinct disciplines?

This pair of lunch discussions will build on examples from Elon faculty in diverse disciplines to consider the links between our teaching and our disciplines. Or, as the Carnegie Foundation’s Anthony Ciccone has asked: “Is there, or should there be, a consistent connection between a way a discipline creates or discovers new knowledge and the way it apprentices new learners?” (Ciccone, 2009, Exploring Signature Pedagogies, p. xii)

Join CATL and colleagues Chad Awtrey (Mathematics & Statistics) and Ann Cahill (Philosophy) on January 9, and Alexis Franzese (Sociology & Anthropology) and Derek Lackaff (Communications) on January 23 as we discuss these questions in our own courses and consider activities and assignments that help students understand how to (and also what it means to) think within a discipline.

RSVP to either or both of these sessions by using our registration form.

For background on teaching and disciplinary thinking, you might read one or both of these classic articles:

Laura St. Cyr,
12/3/2013 11:40 AM