Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Active Learning Specialist Dr. Chuck Bonwell will present two workshops on Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 4. The workshops are offered by the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The first workshop is “VARK and Active Learning: A Learning Styles Starter Kit” and will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Erie Room. VARK stands for Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic, and is based on the sensory modalities humans use to process information. The workshop will help faculty choose teaching strategies that meet their studentsÂ’ needs.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The second workshop is “How to Teach Critical Thinking Using Active Learning” and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4 in Jamrich 226. This workshop will explore varied definitions of critical thinking, how course structure can promote critical thinking, and how to assess critical thinking.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Bonwell has directed Centers for Teaching and Learning at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy and Southeast Missouri State University. As an instructional consultant, he has facilitated over 190 workshops nationally and internationally for faculty and teaching assistants on active learning and critical thinking, and has given the keynote address at numerous regional, national, and international conferences.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  TLAC will also be offering 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, Oct. 15 in LRC 311.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman