SESSION ABSTRACTS

Listed in alphabetical order by the lead presenter’s last name.

Sessions listed were accepted following a blind reviewed by faculty throughout the United States and abroad.Please Note: It is our policy to list only presenters on conference materials rather than authors.

 

Round Tables

Innovative Case Study Strategies: Engaging and Motivating Learners - Karen Clancy


Innovative Case Study Strategies: Engaging and Motivating Learners
Karen Clancy - University of Kentucky


Innovative case studies can be highly engaging. Participants will review the learning methodology and consider ways to integrate effective strategies.


Abstract: Innovative case studies can be highly engaging and effective. Simulated cases provide students with opportunities for analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, and connection of theories and concepts to real-world situations. Case studies that address contemporary problems, engage learners across the curriculum, employ coordinated assignments for multiple content areas, and build on competencies through pedagogical scaffolding strategies with meaningful culminating projects, can provide deeper learning experiences for students. Participants will review the learning methodology, examine a variety of innovative strategies, review key assignments, and consider ways to develop and integrate the use of case studies.


Learning Outcomes: (1) Create innovative case studies that engage students. (2) Consider designing case studies for multiple content areas. (3) Develop case study assignments to scaffold learning.





Concurrent Sessions

Positive Emotions from Presenting "This I Believe" Essays - Nelson Adams


Positive Emotions from Presenting "This I Believe" Essays
Nelson Adams - Winston Salem State University


Writing and presenting a "This I Believe" essay was a meaningful activity resulting in positive emotion among presenters, peers, and faculty with lasting classroom benefits.

Abstract: This study examined how a college seminar classroom experience may be enriched by listening to "This I Believe" essays from radio programs (archive: www.thisibelieve.org), and then writing and presenting one's essay (~500 words) to classmates. I make suggestions for application to numerous psychology courses, yet applicability in the humanities and social sciences is also appropriate. Results from several classes demonstrated that ratings of peers included a frequent occurrence of positive emotions such as being inspired or elevated by others. Furthermore, qualitative descriptions of the experience weeks later reflected a lasting impact on personal and group well-being.

Learning Outcomes: (1) Identify the possible benefits and practicality of using "This I Believe" essay presentations for their teaching plans. (2) Appreciate how applicable the themes of these essays are for particular psychology courses, and also for more general application across the humanities and social sciences. (3) Understand the possible opportunities for further empirical research associated with this teaching and learning application.




A Professor, a Guitar, and a Microphone: Engaging Students Through Podcasting - Robert Allare


A Professor, a Guitar, and a Microphone: Engaging Students Through Podcasting
Robert Allare - Harper College


This workshop will focus on the benefits of podcasting, how to create your own podcast, and how to use podcasting as an assessment tool.


Abstract: Today's college students want more than PowerPoint presentations and essay exams. Students want to be empowered to demonstrate their learning through more engaging opportunities, and one activity that students have embraced is podcasting. Podcasts can facilitate quality classroom discussions and can allow your students to demonstrate their knowledge through individual or team-based learning strategies. In this session, you will see a live podcast created in 3 minutes, hear examples of podcasts from instructors and students, brainstorm how to incorporate and evaluate podcasts in your classroom, and even make your own mini-podcast.


Learning Outcomes: (1) Describe the benefits that podcasting could bring to their classroom. (2) Incorporate podcasts into their syllabus and effectively evaluate student podcasts. (3) Create their own podcasts using free tools.





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