Events

  • Critical Conversations: Contention and Belongin...

    23 April 2021 (Fri) , 9AM

    What kinds of conversations do we want to have in the classroom? How do we plan for them, and how do we manage ones that arise spontaneously? As faculty, we have a range of pedagogical goals, disciplinary aims, and personal comfort levels with classroom discussions. Yet we all share a desire that our students engage...

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  • [Teaching and Tonic] Cross-Disciplinary, Team T...

    24 February 2021 (Wed) , 5pm

    Join featured faculty members Eunice Tan (PhD, BioSciences) and Anthony Medrano (PhD, History) to hear about their experience developing and teaching a cross-disciplinary course “Singapore Biodiversity: Past, Present, and Future.” Anthony and Eunice will kick-start the conversation, sharing from their experience, and then we will have an open fa...

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  • Mindfulness Pedagogy: Practices to Build Connec...

    24 November 2020 (Tue) , 9am -11am

    A hallmark of the Yale-NUS education is comradery in learning. This is even more important and necessary in the current context, when faculty are stretched and students are struggling with focus and motivation. Mindfulness pedagogy offers a different way to engage especially during a time when so many are distracted, anxious, and struggling with...

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  • Teaching Distracted Minds: Old Challenges, New ...

    27 October 2020 (Tue) , 9am -10:30am
    At Zoom

    Faculty concerns about distracted students intensified as we shifted online, but maintaining student attention has always been a challenge. This keynote draws upon scholarship from history, neuroscience, and education to show that distractions are endemic to the human condition, and can’t be walled out of the physical classroom or online course....

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  • Peer Observation of Teaching Training

    10 September 2020 (Thu) , 9 AM - 10:30 AM

    One of the exciting features of Yale-NUS’ teaching culture is our Peer Observation Program. Come learn about the goals underlying peer observation, how to minimize unintentional bias, and develop your approach for providing useful feedback to your colleagues. This is a valuable professional development workshop for junior and senior faculty alike!

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  • [Teaching and Tonic] Models for Structuring Dis...

    2 September 2020 (Wed) , 12 PM - 1:30 PM

    Discussion is a central element of the Yale-NUS experience. The earliest curriculum reports describe ‘articulate communication’ as a primary objective of our educational model, and the Common Curriculum runs on ‘discussion sections,’ as they are commonly described by students and faculty alike. These can be taught in a variety of formats accordi...

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  • Demo a Socially Distanced Classroom

    27 July 2020 (Mon) , 2 PM - 4 PM

    To help you feel more familiar and confident teaching in a distanced classroom, the CTL, ERT, and Infra will be hosting small groups of faculty to visit a classroom with the distancing protocols that will be in place when classes begin in August. We will go into the class in small batches, and everyone can...

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  • Hybrid Teaching Workshop with Susan Ko of Teach...

    22 July 2020 (Wed) , 9 AM - 10:30 AM

    Many of us will be teaching most of our students in a classroom, but with some number of students taking our classes remotely for a few weeks or the entire semester. What are the different options to teaching in this kind of hybrid situation? Join the CTL and Susan Ko, History Professor at CUNY, Yale...

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  • Informal Conversations: Teaching in 2020/21

    17 June 2020 (Wed) , 8 PM

    BYOB (Beverage) and BYOTI (Teaching Ideas). This will be a very informal chat for faculty to discuss their experiences in the past semester and plans for the coming year. We plan to host a few sessions in June and again in July if there is interest. We will be hosting this online to give us...

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  • Teaching Interactive Classes Online Using Zoom

    5 June 2020 (Fri) , 10 AM - 12 PM

    Many of us will be teaching face to face next semester, though some may be operating online. If you would like to learn techniques for online instruction, join us for a 2 hour workshop and learn specific strategies for holding courses and promoting discussion and student-to-student interaction using Zoom, including a focus on Setting up...

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