For active and future educators: Roger Nam (George Fox Seminary) is curating a conversation on the blog of the Wabash Center where more than a dozen professors will be discussing what happened in their classroom when they began to lecture less in order to teach more. I know that as a student I have learned far more from those professor who could balance their lectures with open discussion than those who lectured exclusively. This series looks to be a good one.
The participants are as follows: Gene Gallagher, Karyn Wiseman, Eric Barreto, Kate Blanchard, Deepak Sarma, Kwok Pui-lan, Greg Carey, Monica Coleman, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Kameron Carter, Lynn Neal, Bobby Williamson, Wil Gafney, Lea Schweitz, Brooke Lester, and Israel Galindo.
In order to follow the series bookmark this link here.
I’m taking a class from Dr. Nam this semester and I can say first hand that he is very efficient at balancing lecture with discussion. He’s also one of the three professors (the others being Dr. Falk and Dr. Sultzbach at the University of Oregon – Sultzbach is now teaching at the University of Wisconsin) I’ve had who’ve issued blogging assignments. Quite the prime candidate for curator of a blog discussing balance between lecturing and discussion.
Roger is great and I’m glad to hear that you’re taking a class with him! I’ve been keeping my eye on The Wabash Center. I am excited to see what resources they continue to develop for educators, including resources related to the use of social media.
Actually, the blogging assignment is more than a blog. Every week we’ll have four people writing posts, one person being the admin, and a sixth person tweeting all the posts and communicating with those who tweet back regarding the posts. So it actually involves a good chunk of social media. I’m pretty excited for it since this is pretty much what I’ve been doing for the last four years, haha.
Indeed, you’ll be quite familiar with the ins-and-outs of the assignment!
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