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Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise

Facilitator: Jeremy Steinberg, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies & Lourdes G. Contreras, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Italian Studies

While graduate research training is generally tailored to a specific and narrow subject area, graduate students are often asked to teach or TA courses on a wide range of topics. This might include a survey course in which your area of expertise is just one small component, a course on a topic selected to increase enrollment, or simply a gap that the department needs to fill. How do we efficiently prepare lesson plans in fields that are not our specialty? How do we protect our own time against the pressure to become experts overnight? How do we tailor unfamiliar material to student interest, and how do we facilitate successful learning in the classroom? This workshop will equip graduate students with strategies to gain confidence in teaching and facilitating engagement in any course to which they are assigned, whether as a TA or as an instructor of record.

Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Part of the CETLI University-Wide Graduate Workshops Series

Registrations are closed for this event

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
CETLI Seminar Room 134
Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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