Instructing the Instructor: Professor Creates Introspective Teaching Workshop

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After attending Professor Dick Walters' workshop series "Teaching, Learning and Technology," postgrad researcher Lynn Hanna found that she not only "learned about teaching techniques, course design, and relating to students," but also found a "springboard for so much introspection on my career."

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The goal of Walters' workshop series, which begins October 5th, is twofold: help teachers improve their rapport with students and help them advance their use of technology.

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Workshops will be offered on alternate Wednesdays at the Arbor (161 Everson) from 3:10-5:00 pm, followed by an informal 45-minute discussion-and-refreshment session. Classes are limited to 12 people on a first come, first served basis. Topics addressed in the workshop include the following:

* Developing a full understanding of how each student learns

* Using technology to bridge the gap between instructor and student

* Analyzing one's own way of teaching, learning, and perceiving

For more information on the program, including required readings, contact Dick Walters at rfwalters@ucdavis.edu or 752-3241.