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Innovations in Teaching and Scholarship 2013

Wed, Oct 30, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rowley Hall, various rooms along the G2 hallway.
A full day of presentations on the art and science of teaching and scholarship. This event is open to all Marymount faculty and staff.
The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and sign-in outside G209. The plenary session, titled “Failure is an Option”, with Dr. Sherri Hughes, is at 9 a.m. in G209. Breakout sessions on several timely topics follow.
 This year, we are featuring a game session (10:30 a.m. to noon, in Rowley G206) called “Using Reacting to the Past as a Pedagogy of Engagement – The French Revolution,” led by Dr. Abigail Perkiss, assistant professor of history at Kean University in Union, N.J. Dr. Perkiss’s research centers on the history of race, ethnicity, and urban identity in post-WWII American cities, and has been guided by questions of identity creation, community cohesion, and historical memory.
According to the Barnard College website (reacting.barnard.edu), “Reacting to the Past (RTTP) consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills.”
To register for Innovations and to view the full schedule, visit http://www.marymount.edu/academics/ctl/faculty/innovations.aspx
For questions, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.