Lecture: Kirsten Helmer - 'Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences'

Event Details

November 16, 2017
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Goodell Hall

Room: 301 Conference Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Kirsten Helmer
413-545-5180

Students bring a wide variety of prior experiences, ways of knowing and making sense of the world into our classrooms. As instructors, we need flexible frameworks for designing our courses and lessons in ways that provide students with multiple ways of engaging with course content, constructing knowledge, and demonstrating learning while accommodating cultural and learning style differences.

Join Dr. Kirsten Helmer (TEFD) for this interdisciplinary, interactive session featuring an introduction to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model as flexible frameworks for creating inclusive learning experiences for diverse student populations. Come prepared to discuss with your colleagues how to apply these frameworks to one of your lessons.

Learning goals:

  • Enhance ability to design relevant and inclusive learning experiences
  • Examine Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model as flexible frameworks for lesson and course design
  • Create a lesson based on one of these frameworks

This event is part of the monthly Diversity Lunch Talks offered by the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) through its Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Professional Development Series.