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Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise

Facilitator: Bryce Heatherly, CETLI Graduate Fellow, East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Teaching outside one’s area of expertise can sometimes feel daunting and uncomfortable. If strong teaching stems from expertise, how should we facilitate learning in situations where we lack familiarity with the course’s content? In this workshop, we will discuss the challenges of being a ‘content novice’ rather a ‘content expert’ in the classroom, with the aim to generate strategies for effectively handling unfamiliar course material. We will also question some of our assumptions about expertise-based teaching and examine how the experience of teaching outside one’s area of expertise can provide an opportunity to hone teaching practices more broadly.


Counts towards the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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