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Series: Faculty-to-Faculty Discussions

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Ethics: Using Case Studies and Thought Experiments

Facilitator: Drs. Brian A. Berkey, Legal Studies and Business Ethics & Dominic A. Sisti, Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Case studies and thought experiments are common methods for getting students in professional schools to think in more nuanced ways about ethical questions. Brian Berkey from Wharton’s Legal Studies and […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Teaching to Students With Different Levels of Preparation

Facilitator: Drs. Masao Sako, Physics & Emma Hart, History

Students at Penn are bright and capable but they come to class with a wide variety of different experiences and expectations. Masao Sako of Physics and Emma Hart of History will start this conversation by describing how they design courses to make sure students who come in with different strengths can all thrive. 

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Encouraging Open Inquiry in the Classroom

Facilitator: Drs. Sigal R. Ben-Porath, Graduate School of Education & Benjamin Nathans, History

How can instructors create a classroom where students can investigate controversial topics in a way that is free and open? How do instructors make sure students can consider all sides of an argument and multiple perspectives? In this discussion, Sigal Ben-Porath from GSE and Ben Nathans from History will begin by talking about their experiences […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Using AI to Help Your Students Learn

Facilitator: Drs. Amanda P. Bettencourt, Nursing & Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe, Operations, Information and Decisions

How can instructors use generative AI in ways that help students learn (rather than allow students to take shortcuts)? This conversation will start with Amanda Bettencourt of Nursing and Sonny Tambe of OID talking about how they have used generative AI to improve student learning and promote more interaction with course materials and skills. 

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Helping Students Read More Effectively

Facilitator: Drs. Michael Kane, Economics & Paul K. Saint-Amour, English

Instructors often assign students reading as a way to get students ready for class.  Students, however, sometimes are not sure what role the readings play in class. To begin this conversation, Michael Kane from Economics and Paul Saint-Amour from English will talk about how they motivate students to do the reading and help students understand […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Teaching a Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Class

Facilitator: Drs. Mona B. Merling, Mathematics & Donovan O. Schaefer, Religious Studies

Faculty teaching co-listed undergraduate and graduate classes face the challenge of designing a class for students who have different preparation, different expertise and different motivations for taking the course.  This conversation will feature Mona Merling from Math and Donovan Schaefer from Religious Studies who will share how they create classes that support learning for both […]