Great Universities have Great Teachers and the University of Connecticut is blessed with more than its fair share. The President’s series on Teaching Excellence is designed to provide a forum to facilitate discussion and reflection on the journey from good teaching to great teaching. Come join your faculty and staff colleagues for a lively and engaging discussion as we explore the essence of being a great teacher.
The 2018 Speaker for the President’s Series on Teaching Excellence is Professor Ronald Beghetto
“What if? Creating a Space for Possibility Thinking in the University Classroom”
In this talk, Ron Beghetto will discuss how the University classroom serves as an ideal setting for faculty and students to engage in possibility thinking — bridging the gap between current knowledge and future possibilities. Prof. Beghetto will highlight how instructors can establish classroom environments conducive to intellectual risk taking, the development and testing of new ideas, and pushing beyond “what currently is” to “what could (and should) be.”
When: April 12, 2018 ~ 4:00- 5:00pm
Where: Dodd Auditorium
Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow
Please RSVP here by April 2nd