During the talk ideas for designing courses with Assessable Learning Objectives, the Bloom Taxonomy of Learning and the AACU Rubrics were presented by Nancy Gleason, while Bryan Penprase described ways to create an active classroom, and the technique known as Constructive Alignment, and modified Learning Taxonomies.
This site includes electronic versions of the materials discussed at this workshop. All files are PDF documents, unless marked otherwise. These materials are intended to help new faculty design their courses, but are part of a growing collection of materials that will be made available to the entire Yale-NUS community as we set up our Teaching and Learning Center. Please send suggested favorite articles to Bryan Penprase (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy Gleason (email@example.com).
Materials Discussed at Yale-NUS College August Pedagogy Workshops – August 4-6, 2015.
- Introduction to Yale-NUS College Teaching and Learning Center (Yale_NUS.teaching.center.objectives.ver3 )
- AACU Rubrics for Class Design (AACU_All_Rubrics-2_1)
- Constructive Alignment Guide from Biggs and Tang (from September NUS CDTL workshop) (Pre-reading for workshop constructive alginment at NUS )
- Excerpt from book in progress by Bryan Penprase on STEM teaching and learning (bpenprase.STEM.teaching.and.learning.excerpt )
- Tips for Crafting Learning Outcomes by Nancy Gleason ( Learning Outcomes_Gleason-training_2015_1 )
- Coursera “Flipped Classroom Field Guide” (with useful sections on leading discussion and active learning (FlippedClassroomFieldGuide )
- Yale-NUS Course evaluation form (Student_Course_Evaluation_Form_Template_1 )[MS word] ( Student_Course_Evaluation_Form_Template_1) [PDF]
- Yale-NUS Course design form (Proposal for new course_MPF Blank Form_21 April 2015_4) [MS word] (Proposal for new course_MPF Blank Form_21 April 2015_4) [PDF]
- Presentation Slides by Bryan Penprase on Active Learning and Classroom Management (Bryan.Penprase.active.learning.slides)
- Presentation Slides for TLC Center introduction and by Nancy Gleason on Course Design and Assessment and Facilitating Discussions (New_Faculty-training-Aug_2015_ver1 )
Additional Materials for the Humanities August Pedagogy Session – August 6, 2015
Presentation Slides for TLC Center introduction and Course Design and Assessment for Humanities by Nancy Gleason (New_Faculty-training-Aug_2015_ver1_humanities) [PPT] (New_Faculty-training-Aug_2015_ver1_humanities) [PDF].
Presentation Slides by Bryan Penprase on Active Learning, Digital Humanities and other innovative teaching in the Humanities ( bpenprase.teaching.talk.materials.humanities)
Exemplary Sample Syllabus for “Tales of Troy” by Brett Mulligan, Haverford College – note the use of Learning Objectives (“by the end of this course you will be able to .. “)(csts215_description2015).
Teaching Portfolio Commentary from Brett Mulligan, illustrating some of how Bloom’s taxonomy applied in his courses, and giving remarkable insight into how to make a class into a “happy ship” (to use his metaphor from Master and Commander) (mulliganportfolio2009)
LACOL (Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning) page, with links to discussions about “Distracted Reading” which is one project for these liberal arts colleges in the US.