Reading Groups

The LTC sponsors semester-long groups of faculty and staff who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants receive free copies of the books in exchange for attending designated sessions in the LTC where they share their insights on the texts with their group.

Spring 2017 Reading Group

Registration for the Spring reading group is underway for Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.  Click here to register for the reading group.

Interested in thinking about your teaching and learning some new strategies to support your students’ learning? Join other faculty and staff to read James Lang’s new book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning this spring:

In Small Teaching, Lang presents strategies designed to bridge the chasm between primary research in psychology and neuroscience and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques.

Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines.
Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students.
-- Adapted from Amazon.com

If you have suggestions for a new reading group or any questions/comments, please contact Faculty Development at facdev@udayton.edu 

Books discussed at past Reading Groups

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Supersurvivors: The Link Between Suffering and Success

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice

Diversity across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-- and More Miserable Than Ever Before

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

The Unheard Voices:  Community Organizations and Service Learning

The Flipped Classroom

On Student Reading (or the Absence of Student Reading)

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2nd edition

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