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Meet, Greet, Teach (MGT): Teaching in Context

Submitted by Caterina Rost on January 13, 2016 - 11:58am

An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
5:00-6:30 PM
Program on the Environment Commons, Wallace Hall (ACC) 012

Free to attend.  Please register by Friday, January 22. 


Why don't students remember the fundamentals?  Or maybe,... 

Why aren't the fundamentals memorable?
Are we experiencing an epidemic of missed connections?  Can lived experience, cultural context and disciplinary constructs create the bridge between what we want students to enter our classrooms knowing and where we want to take them?
Join three faculty from across the disciplinary spectrum who will discuss their thoughts about - and strategies for - teaching in context.


  • Charlotte Coté, Associate Professor, American Indian Studies
  • Stephen Gardiner, Professor, Philosophy; Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment
  • Anitra Ingalls, Associate Professor, Oceanography

MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.  
Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching? Saving STEM.

Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute "fast panel" of 3-5 faculty, each delivering thought - and conversation - provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.

Wanting more follow-up? We'll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.

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