CALL FOR PROPOSALS
All MU faculty members are invited to submit proposals for Inquiring Pedagogies
(iPED), the fourth annual campus-wide teaching conference. The theme this year
is Changing the Brain. We are particularly interested in
sessions that demonstrate pedagogical strategies designed to make constructive
and appreciable cognitive and physiological changes in students' brains.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:
- Linking pleasure and thought
- The role of cognitive dissonance in learning
- Changing the brain in a large classroom: Got time?
- Active learning and the body
- From knowing to understanding: student ownership of learning
- Integrative learning
- Effective collaborative learning methods
- Changing instructor attitudes toward the underprepared student
- Using writing and discussion to change the brain
- Activating students' pleasure zones with technology
- Best practices in First Year Seminar
- Changing the brain2 -> teaching non-native speakers of English
- Problem-based learning and the integrative cortex of the brain
Proposals will be selected according to a competitive, blind review process.
Conference sessions will follow one of several formats:
- Interactive Demonstrations (75 Minutes): Single speaker or team,
combining instructional and hands-on components.
- Traditional Panel (75 minutes): Three speakers, 20 minutes each,
followed by Q&A.
- Roundtable (75 minutes): Audience discussion moderated by one or
- Workshop (2 hours): One or more workshop leaders, interactive hands-on
Abstracts should identify the preferred session format as well as room/tech requirements,
and offer a perspective on problems, solutions, theory or practice as these issues
apply to teaching and learning in or across the disciplines. Proposals that present
experimental evidence of instructional effectiveness (i.e., the scholarship of teaching
and learning) are especially encouraged.
- Proposals for an Interactive Demonstration or a longer Workshop should offer specific
details about the hands-on components.
- Proposals for a complete Traditional Panel must include all three abstracts and
a panel title. Abstracts submitted individually will be grouped into panels by the
Use the form below to submit your 500-word abstracts online. Submission deadline
is June 22, 2013, at 4:00pm.
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