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Bicentennial Symposium ideas and solutions

12/17/2009

Findings of the September Bicentennial Symposium on the Engaged University have been posted online by the Center for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment.

Among a summary of shared thoughts were ways to reframe the Miami experience by integrating personal maturity in learning and reorienting the educator/learner relationship, each which comes with considerations and nuances.

Challenges to engaged learning were listed as including performance evaluations that do not align with engaged learning concepts, hierarchies that may stifle risk-taking, the need to balance covering content with helping students learn how to discover knowledge, and, time and energy.

A partial list of solutions presented includes new evaluation modes, courageous conversations across boundaries about making change happen, publicly creating a culture of confidence, and focusing on the joys of learning.

More details from this summary presentation, plus copies of posters and more from the symposium are here: http://www.units.muohio.edu/celt/engaged_learning/bicentennial/.

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