Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – NMU faculty members are invited to learn about some innovative approaches to instruction at the first of four events planned this semester by the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee. A panel discussion, “Peer learning: using student groups to enhance learning,” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4 in LRC 311.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Participants in the peer learning panel discussion and the topics they will address are as follows: Candy Bays from English, the selection and creation of groups; Jeff Hoffman from Engineering Technology, use of groups in a classroom; Sandi Poindexter from Computer Information Systems, overcoming problems with peer groups; and Dave Bonsall from Student Leadership, training for teams. A handout will be given to attendees, briefly describing each panelistÂ’s style of peer learning.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Two workshops will be presented by Dr. Chuck Bonwell, an Active Learning specialist, in October. The first, “VARK and Active Learning: A Learning Styles Starter Kit,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 in the Erie Room. The second workshop is “How to Teach Critical Thinking Using Active Learning” and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 4 in Jamrich 226. The last event of the semester will be a conference session titled “Teaching and Assessing for Critical and Deep Thinking” and will be facilitated by Jon Davies from Education. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 in LRC 311.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman