UTC offers a semester-long pedagogy course for new and existing faculty on teaching and learning.
Structured as a series of conversations and hands-on labs concerning teaching innovation, this pedagogy course focuses on best practices in instructional design and delivery. The instructional strategies presented and discussed in this pedagogy course align with the Quality Matters guiding principles for constructing student-centered and interactive learning environments.
The course outcomes align with UTC’s Strategic Plan (2015-2020).
Goal 1: Transform lives through meaningful learning experiences.
- Discuss and critically reflect on application of theory and best practices to pedagogical approaches
- Deliverable: Classroom observations; Teaching Resource Documents
- Describe and analyze how your course delivery and tools are appropriate or can be enhanced for UTC students
- Deliverable: Discussion forum postings
- Design and articulate the integration of technology into your course (or future course)
- Deliverables: UTC Learn Sandbox Instructional Element (unit, module, folder, etc.); UTC Learn Sandbox Component
- Demonstrate competence in course development and alignment
- Deliverable: QM APPQMR Course Certificate, Rubric development
- Develop a professional plan for ongoing course design and development specific to the UTC learning environment and instructional discipline
- Deliverable: Teaching Resource Documents
Required Course Materials (books are provided): McGuire, S.Y. (2015). Teach Students How to Learn. Stylus Publishing. Additional materials will be posted in UTC Learn.
Spring 2020: This course meets weekly on Wednesdays. Lunch is provided starting at 11:30 and class begins at 12:00 through 1:30.