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Humanities+ | Collaborative Teaching

April 6 | 6:00 pm7:30 pm EDT

In the spring of 2022 the Center for the Humanities will offer two workshops on collaborating across the humanities disciplines and beyond. The first event will explore collaborative teaching (April 6) and the second will look at collaborative research (April 20).

Collaboration is highly rewarding, often resulting in the development of new areas of expertise and methods. Barriers and hierarchies can also be broken down by working with colleagues and students with diverse expertise, and yet collaborative teaching and research are unusual in the humanities. What are the benefits of collaborating? What are the challenges?

Join us for a discussion on collaborative teaching. Rene Arcilla (Professor of Philosophy of Education) and Krishnendu Ray (Associate Professor of Food Studies) will discuss their course “Feeding Body and Soul,” and Patrick Deer (Associate Professor of English), Trace Jordan (Clinical Professor, College Core Curriculum) and Perri Klass (Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics) will discuss their course “Pandemic and Plagues.” Both recently-developed courses were team-taught, an approach that models for students the benefits of bringing different analytical and theoretical frameworks and pedagogical styles to bear on a topic. For faculty, team-teaching can be highly rewarding intellectually, often leading to further interdisciplinary work and thus deepening and expanding each instructor’s knowledge and pedagogical tools.

Both events will be moderated by Ulrich Baer, Director of the Center for the Humanities

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