The Old Ways TLTC Jump Start Fall2009

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Presentation on participatory learning for Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, Aug 19 2009.


  • 1. The Old Ways: Energizing Your Students with Participatory Learning Fifth Annual Jumpstart Program Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) Texas Tech University August 19th and 20th, 2009 Dr Christopher Smith, Associate Professor & Chair of Musicology; Director: Vernacular Music Center & TTU Celtic EnsembleTexas Tech School of Music-[email_address]

2. Disclaimer! 3. VMC 4. Vernacular? 5. Example West Africa 6. Audience[s]: what, where, and who? 7. Audience[s]: what, where, and who? 8. Audience[s]: what, where, and who? 9. Audience[s]: what, where, and who? 10. The Bandstand & the Ivory Tower 11. Literac[ies]: to be pre-, post-, and/or differently-literate One key insight 12. Knowledge[s]:The world & the classroom One key insight 13. Example West Africa 14. Goals Life-long engagement 15. Intuition The efficacy of vernacular pedagogies 16. Intuition The precision of these pedagogies 17. Intuition The continued relevance of these pedagogies 18. The continued relevance of these pedagogies 19. Premise Topics are less problematic than are mindsets 20. Example North India 21. Premise Teach to students expert learning modes, ancient & post-modern 22. Premise Teach to students expert learning modes, ancient & post-modern 23. Premise Trust the visceral and intuitive 24. Premise Trust archetypal teaching modes 25. Premise Recognize studentstrengths 26. Premise Recognize studenthandicaps 27. Premise Exploit new literacies 28. Exploit ancient literacies: Once upon a time Premise 29. Patterns & their power 30. Patterns & their power Exploit memory, orality, recall 31. Patterns & their power Read one, see one, do one. 32. Patterns & their power Let me tell you a story 33. Patterns & their power Context & content & their interplay 34. Patterns & their power Extending these usages 35. Problem-solving Whyis it the way it is? 36. Demonstration/imitation/critique Ancient, archetypal, post-modern 37. How do YOU employ demonstration/imitation/critiquealready? Questions for YOU 38. Questions for YOU What are your OWN disciplines archetypal narratives? 39. Questions for YOU How could your usage become MORE intentional, conscious, and effective? 40. How to linkyourteaching,yourdiscipline, and yourstudents experiences? Questions for YOU 41. Thank you!


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