Monday, May 21, 2012

Interactive teaching in graduate school.

The PDX instructor training has me thinking a lot about teaching methods in graduate school. In dance, we talk about losing people within 5 minutes of talking without doing. In school, most of it is sitting and having information thrown at you. Especially in grad school where there is A LOT of information, the shortcomings of this method are more apparent. Sometimes I go over lecture notes and am surprised to see topics that I forgot we covered. How can we change the way we teach to be more effective? It's not so easy when you're talking about, say, design development methodologies.