Transforming Learning with Threshold Concepts
What are the ideas that irreversibly changed the way you think about your discipline? Once you know them, you can make teaching decisions that transform student thinking. Threshold concepts involve identifying conceptual building blocks that potentially transform ways of thinking.
WWU faculty and staff are invited to join Carmen Werder and campus colleagues to explore disciplinary-based threshold concepts, hear case stories from a panel of faculty who have put this idea into practice, and have dedicated work time to identify threshold concepts in your courses. These distinguished panelist include James Fortney (Communication Studies), Sean Dwyer (Modern and Classical Languages), and Linda Keeler (Physical Education, Health, and Recreation).
This event will be on Friday, 2/6/15 from Noon-1:30pm in Haggard Hall Room 222
Light refreshments provided. RSVP to Justina.Brown@wwu.edu appreciated.