Teaching for Experience Workshop
In 2005, CITYterm staff established the Teaching for Experience Summer Workshop (TFE), a forum designed to explore the principles of CITYterm’s experience-based curriculum with faculty from other schools across the nation. TFE is a week-long total immersion into experience-based learning, held each summer for approximately twenty teachers from around the country. From the participants’ own reports, it is apparent that TFE has a profound impact on teacher’s fundamental approach to teaching and learning. Since its flagship year, TFE has served over seventy-five teachers and administrators from twenty-five schools in fifteen states. TFE participants now provide the same transformative approach to education that we have provided for thirty semesters to our own students.
Participants in the workshop will explore issues such as:
- What are the characteristics of deep learning?
- How do we, as teachers, facilitate deep learning?
- What is the difference between a discussion and dialogue and why does it matter in the classroom?
- Why is there less use of design by students in high school than in either earlier grades or college?
- How does meta-cognition (thinking about thinking) create experience?
- Is self-assessment a necessary component for experience-based learning?
- How can teachers effectively use transfer as a way of generating experience?
- How does collaborative work affect the depth of learning?
- What is the relationship between student motivation and engagement and the use of experience-based curriculum design?