Brandeis Faculty: Leading the Experiential Learning Evolution

What motivates students?

“Students understand their success and failure over a greater trajectory”
Agency, Competency, Joe Wardwell
“Students understand their success and failure over a greater trajectory”
Micro and Macro Elements of Experiential Learning
Relevancy, Active Learning, Joe Wardwell
Micro and Macro Elements of Experiential Learning
Working with Experiential Learning and Teaching to create an inclusive environment
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, Joe Wardwell
Working with Experiential Learning and Teaching to create an inclusive environment
“The only way that anyone ever learns from drawing or painting is through failure”
Active Learning, Joe Wardwell
“The only way that anyone ever learns from drawing or painting is through failure”
Risk-taking in studio art classes
Active Learning, Competency, Joe Wardwell
Risk-taking in studio art classes
Who are the artists of the 21st century?
Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunity, Joe Wardwell
Who are the artists of the 21st century?
The importance of immersive environments
Belonging, Joe Wardwell
The importance of immersive environments
Workspace as community
Belonging, Joe Wardwell
Workspace as community
“It’s in the eye and head, as much as, or more than, the hand”
Competency, Joe Wardwell
“It’s in the eye and head, as much as, or more than, the hand”
What do I want my students to tell me about themselves in 5 years?
Competency, David Sherman
What do I want my students to tell me about themselves in 5 years?
“They had the resources to solve problems, without waiting to be told what those were”
Agency, Belonging, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
“They had the resources to solve problems, without waiting to be told what those were”
“Students had to do things together and then they had to think about things together”
Belonging, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
“Students had to do things together and then they had to think about things together”
A strategic way of disorienting students
Belonging, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
A strategic way of disorienting students
“I had a kernel of an idea”
Agency, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
“I had a kernel of an idea”
“We need you in this conversation”
Belonging, David Sherman
“We need you in this conversation”
“Risk-taking is a sort of pedagogical agnosticism”
Active Learning, David Sherman
“Risk-taking is a sort of pedagogical agnosticism”
“Students have a right to fail, too”
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
“Students have a right to fail, too”
Testing what you think you know
Competency, David Sherman
Testing what you think you know
Students as agents in their own education
Agency, Belonging, David Sherman
Students as agents in their own education
One thing that has changed about my teaching is…
Agency, Competency, David Sherman
One thing that has changed about my teaching is…
“Once you see the world differently…it changes everything”
Competency, Marci McPhee
“Once you see the world differently…it changes everything”
“Taking the academic learning and putting it into practice”
Relevancy, Active Learning, Marci McPhee
“Taking the academic learning and putting it into practice”
The Experiential Learning and Teaching network
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, Marci McPhee
The Experiential Learning and Teaching network
“That’s where the learning happens…”
Relevancy, Competency, Marci McPhee
“That’s where the learning happens…”
Students take ownership of their learning in the Immigrant Support Services Practicum
Agency, Belonging, Marci McPhee
Students take ownership of their learning in the Immigrant Support Services Practicum
Teaching as Facilitating
Relevancy, Active Learning, Marci McPhee
Teaching as Facilitating
“The more we can do to show the ‘so what’ of the learning”
Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunity, Sarah Lamb
“The more we can do to show the ‘so what’ of the learning”
Excellence in teaching means promoting experiential learning
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, Sarah Lamb
Excellence in teaching means promoting experiential learning
Teaching this class is an “ongoing fieldwork experience for me”
Active Learning, Sarah Lamb
Teaching this class is an “ongoing fieldwork experience for me”
“Out of class experiences strengthen their understanding of the materials”
Agency, Sarah Lamb
“Out of class experiences strengthen their understanding of the materials”
Social Science Laboratory
Relevancy, Active Learning, Sarah Lamb
Social Science Laboratory
“I learn some of the things that they learn”
Active Learning, Sarah Lamb
“I learn some of the things that they learn”
“Encourage them to choose a topic that relates to their life, their interests”
Relevancy, Agency, Sarah Lamb
“Encourage them to choose a topic that relates to their life, their interests”
“To critically investigate their own taken for granted assumptions”
Relevancy, Sarah Lamb
“To critically investigate their own taken for granted assumptions”
Experiential Teaching–I had been been doing it all along
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, Sarah Lamb
Experiential Teaching–I had been been doing it all along
Getting students to trust their own perspectives
Relevancy, Agency, Sarah Lamb
Getting students to trust their own perspectives
The value of uncertainty
Competency, Jane Kondev
The value of uncertainty
“Understanding science as a process, a set of tools”
Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunity, Competency, Jane Kondev
“Understanding science as a process, a set of tools”
Nature’s Nanotechnology
Relevancy, Jane Kondev
Nature’s Nanotechnology
Building a community of young scientists
Belonging, Jane Kondev
Building a community of young scientists
“Being comfortable with unknown outcomes”
Active Learning, Competency, Jane Kondev
“Being comfortable with unknown outcomes”
Experiential Learning and Teaching was instrumental in developing QBReC
Belonging, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, Jane Kondev
Experiential Learning and Teaching was instrumental in developing QBReC
The origin of QBReC
Connection to Future Opportunity, Jane Kondev
The origin of QBReC
Interdisciplinary learning in the sciences
Competency, Jane Kondev
Interdisciplinary learning in the sciences
Students engaging me in a conversation about science
Active Learning, Agency, Jane Kondev
Students engaging me in a conversation about science
“The longer I teach, the less material I cover”
Agency, Jane Kondev
“The longer I teach, the less material I cover”
“I try to inspire my students to be as excited about science as I am”
Authenticity, Jane Kondev
“I try to inspire my students to be as excited about science as I am”
“University life as a greenhouse”
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
“University life as a greenhouse”
The importance of students constructing their own stories
Authenticity
The importance of students constructing their own stories
Peer learning in large classes
Belonging, Competency
Peer learning in large classes
Making the content come alive
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
Making the content come alive
An example of making content relevant to students’ lives
Relevancy, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
An example of making content relevant to students’ lives
What’s in a Name?
Belonging
What’s in a Name?
The ABCs of Experiential Learning
Relevancy, Authenticity, Connection to Future Opportunity, Active Learning, Agency, Belonging, Competency, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
The ABCs of Experiential Learning
“When teaching activates your own curiosity and excitement as a scholar”
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
“When teaching activates your own curiosity and excitement as a scholar”
Challenges of teaching today
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
Challenges of teaching today
Helping students understand their motivations for taking courses
Authenticity
Helping students understand their motivations for taking courses
Why does studying the past matter?
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
Why does studying the past matter?
Activating students’ experiences
Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunity
Activating students’ experiences
Collaborating with Experiential Learning and Teaching
Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team
Collaborating with Experiential Learning and Teaching
Active learning as holistic learning
Active Learning
Active learning as holistic learning
Building skills in the Sages and Seekers Practicum
Connection to Future Opportunity, Sarah Lamb
Building skills in the Sages and Seekers Practicum
“I used to think I needed to be more prepared in terms of lecture notes”
Active Learning, Sarah Lamb
“I used to think I needed to be more prepared in terms of lecture notes”
“Once they can talk to each other, they are part of the process”
Belonging, Sarah Lamb
“Once they can talk to each other, they are part of the process”
Being willing to express your ignorance
Agency, Jane Kondev
Being willing to express your ignorance
Bonding over shared experiences
Belonging, Jane Kondev
Bonding over shared experiences
QBReC is quintessential experiential learning
Agency, Jane Kondev
QBReC is quintessential experiential learning
A learning culture for building a student’s vision in the world
Agency, Joe Wardwell
A learning culture for building a student’s vision in the world
What I want my students to remember about my class
Connection to Future Opportunity, Joe Wardwell
What I want my students to remember about my class
Brandeis in Siena
Active Learning, Joe Wardwell
Brandeis in Siena
Belonging is the foundation for learning
Relevancy, Marci McPhee
Belonging is the foundation for learning
Building skills and competencies through the practicum experience
Competency, Marci McPhee
Building skills and competencies through the practicum experience
What motivates students?
Authenticity, Marci McPhee
What motivates students?
Teaching a Literature and Medicine Class
Competency, David Sherman
Teaching a Literature and Medicine Class
“Everybody’s story had to matter”
Belonging, Working with the Experiential Learning and Teaching Team, David Sherman
“Everybody’s story had to matter”