UT Hosts Workshop on Experiential Teaching and Learning on March 23

Published: Feb 6, 2013
The University of Tampa will host two workshops on March 23 devoted to experiential learning in higher education: “Teaching and Learning Experientially” and “Reflections: Making the Experience Educational.”

The workshops are open to the public. They will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Vaughn Center 9th floor, on the UT campus.

“Teaching and Learning Experientially” is a National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Experiential Education Academy (EEA) elective workshop that will focus on the teaching and learning components of experiential education. Participants will work in groups and use the Five Steps to Integrating Experiential Learning into Instruction to construct course syllabi, design workshops, and lead or coordinate group experiences on their campuses. Participants will create the experiential learning component in keeping with recognized principles to ensure that the experience is educative (a la Dewey). Attention will be paid to learning goals and intended learning outcomes as well as the challenges of experiential assessment.

“Reflections: Making the Experience Educational” will explore methods of guiding students to be more reflective in their experiences and following their experiences: the use of journals in reflection and models for conducting regular seminars promoting reflection and reflective conversation.

Both workshops will be led by David Thornton Moore, an anthropologist of education and work at New York University, who was recently named researcher of the year by NSEE.

For a description of the workshops, online registration or to learn more about NSEE, email nsee@talley.com, go to www.nsee.org or call (856) 423-3427. UT faculty members wishing to register may contact Stephanie Thomason, associate dean of the Sykes College of Business, at sthomason@ut.edu.

The NSEE EEA supports and contributes to both the day-to-day work effectiveness and the long-term development of NSEE members through a series of professional workshops leading to a Certificate of Knowledge. The program is designed for all practitioners, regardless of specific experiential application. The set of workshops creates a common base of knowledge and competence for the field of experiential education and allows participants the flexibility to increase their expertise in their own particular interest areas. UT is one of NSEE’s strategic partners, due to UT’s long-standing and deep commitment to providing students with an exceptional academic experience rooted in experiential education.