January Teaching Workshop Features Psychologist Jonathan Haidt

December 05, 2008

December 5, 2008 — The University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center's annual January Teaching Workshop will be held Jan. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Clark Hall.

The workshop is designed as a forum for faculty and graduate teaching assistants to share innovative ways to approach common teaching concerns and to meet with colleagues from across the University.

U.Va. psychology professor Jonathan Haidt will give the keynote talk about how professors in any discipline can use knowledge from psychology to become a better teacher and create a livelier classroom. Haidt will discuss memory and attention, how to deal with emotions, self-disclosure and trust, the importance of performance feedback, and his specialty, moral inspiration.

In addition, the workshop will feature several concurrent discussion sessions led by other U.Va. faculty and Teaching Resource Center staff. Topics will include using Web-based technology for student collaboration, guiding student research, developing students' oratory skills and giving students effective feedback on their writing.

Pre-registration is requested at the center's Web site.All sessions will take place in Clark Hall rooms 107, 101 or 102.

There will be no lunch or printed programs provided.