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WORKSHOP | Turn your classroom inside out: Inside-out pedagogy & free write workshop



Start Date

16 Jun 2016 2:00 pm

End Date

16 Jun 2016 3:30 pm

Presented by

Associate Professor Tema Milstein, University of New Mexico

This event, open to all interested teaching staff and postgraduates, will focus on ways we can challenge ourselves to unite inner and outer relevance in our teaching. Milstein will introduce the inside-out classroom model, in which student inner queries, passions, and knowledges are grounded in course concepts in ways that breathe life into learning and make evident wider world relevance. Inside-out pedagogy focuses on deconstructing separations between inner knowledge and outside world, university and locality, self and other, humanity and environment, etc. Inside-out objectives and strategies have wide applicability for a diverse range of disciplines and are responsive to an array of classroom knowledge production. The inside-out strategy we will workshop is the free write, a stream-of-consciousness tool that helps anchor course topics and concepts in personally relevant ways. Milstein will introduce a free write prompt to help participants visualize their pedagogy practice (When I teach, I aspire to…"). In this hands-on way, the workshop will lead participants through steps of a free write exercise (writing, pairing and sharing, discussing, collective re/envisioning) and facilitate participants' creation of free write prompts that suit their particular teaching contexts and learning objectives.

Tema Milstein is Presidential Teaching Fellow at University of New Mexico, lead editor of Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice (forthcoming, Routledge), and author of "Greening Communication" in Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy through the Liberal Arts. She has taught at several universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. You can read Tema's research or join the conversation in her Ecocultural Communication Facebook group.

Thursday 16 June 2016, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Law 132 Seminar Room, Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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