Jean-luc Doumont and CEG recipients
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
University Library, Lilly Auditorium and foyer
Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2011 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2012 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on Teaching is Not Learning by Jean-luc Doumont, poster presentations by the 2011 CEG recipients, and a reception.
The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2011 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG.asp
Welcome and Keynote: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Reception and Poster Session: 4 - 5 p.m.
Title: Teaching is Not Learning
Speaker: Jean-luc Doumont
Description: Many of us who teach students often feel they have done their job when they have “covered all material”: as lecturers, when they have said everything once; as TAs, when they have provided a solution to all the assigned exercises. But have students learned? In fact, have we done anything that a good book or video sequence could not have done in our place? Observing that “teaching is not learning,” the lecture will show the limitations of traditional approaches, establish the potential value added by an instructor, and provide strategies that will help students learn.
About the keynote speaker: An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. For additional information, visit www.principiae.be.