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21 What TIGER Has to Offer
|Title||21 What TIGER Has to Offer|
|Authors||Blanford A, Hoekstra A, Border L|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Abstract||What TIGER Has to Offer – Adam Blanford, Angel Hoekstra, Laura Border
The Teaching Institute for Graduate Education Research (TIGER) at the University of Colorado offers four sequential activities: the TIGER Workshop series; TIGER Teaches; Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects; and Design and Development (DAD) projects. These activities are designed to move graduate students from an awareness of STEM pedagogical questions through discussion of possibilities for TAR projects, through the implementation of TAR projects, so they can introduce the CIRTL pillars into their own courses and potentially into discipline-specific courses on college teaching.
1. The TIGER Workshops address issues of teaching/learning within STEM: discipline-specific pedagogical methods, the CIRTL Pillars, research methods, and professional development.
2. TIGER Teaches creates a productive learning community of TAR and DAD scholars who explore potential learning outcomes derived using the Pillars.
3. TIGER TAR emphasizes teaching as research to assess student learning.
4. TIGER DAD creates college teaching courses that integrate the CIRTL Pillars in STEM disciplines.
Our poster illustrates how the four TIGER activities work together to improve STEM graduate student teaching and undergraduate student learning on the CU-Boulder campus. These activities provide a means of reaching out to students, developing their interest in effective teaching, and helping them learn useful analytical and assessment skills to promote a learner-centered environment in the classroom. STEM graduate participation produces learner-centered teachers and research scientists who understand how students learn.
On the poster, we 1) provide a brief discussion of the goals and methods of the four activities, 2) overview completed projects resulting from student participation in the activities, 3) discuss ongoing TIGER TAR/DAD projects and 4) provide data on TIGER activities. Our poster shows that we have effectively implemented the CIRTL pillars into an existing initiative – the Graduate Teacher Program – creating a model for the expanding network.
|Keywords||Forum 2011 poster|
|Conference Name||CIRTL Forum 2011: Teaching, Learning and Research: Preparation of the Nation’s Future Faculty|
|Conference Date||October 10th & 11th, 2011|
|Conference Location||Madison, WI|