You can use inquiry-based teaching strategies to improve student motivation to learn. In this workshop, a multidisciplinary group of faculty with experience using inquiry will discuss strategies, impacts and responses to inquiry-based methods applied in undergraduate courses. Join us for this roundtable discussion on how this instructional approach affects both faculty and students.
About the Facilitators
During 2008, 7 USC faculty received Teaching Excellence Grants to foster innovative courses and instruction methods which encourage inquiry by undergraduates. These faculty spent time discovering how inquiry-based methods can assist students in their learning experiences, resulting in revised classroom processes. The following 7 faculty from 2008 will be joined by previous grantees to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion around the topic of inquiry as a pedagogical strategy.
The facilitators will include:
- Jim Barilla, Department of English
- Janet Hudson, Extended University, History
- Jeffrey Makala, University Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections
- Steve McAnally, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Catherine Packer, Department of Educational Studies, Counselor Education
- Charles Pierce, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Beth Powers-Costello, Department of Instruction and Teacher Education