The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is currently accepting applications for two fellowship opportunities for 2016-2017: the Reinert Center Fellowship and the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Both are available to full-time, permanent teaching faculty at the University. Reinert Center Fellows work on specific faculty development projects (that they propose); projects focus… Continue reading Reinert Center Fellowships
What does it mean to think critically and creatively about teaching? The invitation to do instructional development at the intersection of these two concepts is what guided my participation in the Reinert Center’s Winter Institute on January 7. As each presenter facilitated discussion on a variety of teaching-related topics, I noticed two themes begin to… Continue reading 2016 Winter Institute Reflection
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As we welcome you back to campus, we’re reminding you of our theme for the year: Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively. As I explained here, back in the fall, we’re spending this year examining what it means to think critically and/or creatively and how we teach students to do it. … Continue reading How Do You Teach Creative Thinking?
by Ludwig Weber, Graduate Assistant in Reinert Center, Graduate Student in English Continuous critical reflection is one of the most essential processes effective teachers employ. By constantly reflecting on the choices, successes, and failures experienced in the classroom, we learn to grow as pedagogues, and the impactfulness of our instruction grows with us. While this… Continue reading Impactful Reflective Practices