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USciences Faculty Show off Classroom Innovations at Annual Poster Session
Faculty looking for new and different teaching methods to implement into their classrooms got a spark of inspiration Friday, May 13 at the annual Educational Innovations Poster Session. At the session, USciences faculty presented their own studies of classroom innovations that work to get students more engaged and learning more effectively.
The event, held at the Athletic/Recreation Center, capped a week of faculty and staff enrichment workshops that followed the end of the spring semester. The winning posters will be announced at the annual faculty luncheon on June 9. There are two categories — the Leahy Faculty Award for Learning Innovations and the Bright Idea Awards.
Many of the Leahy Faculty Award nominations have been researched for years and faculty are readying to submit or have already submitted their ideas to peer reviewed professional journals. The Bright Idea awards highlight creative ways faculty has identified to teach or assess students.
“The goal is to improve teaching and learning,” said Dr. Phyllis Blumberg, the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, which hosts the annual event.
This year, the Leahy Faculty nominees included a study of the USciences interprofessional
educational program, which outlines the successes that the University has seen during
annual inter-disciplinary workshops. The workshops bring together physical therapy,
pharmacy and physician assistant students to compare their takes on a specific case study.
The Bright Idea nominees included many that also looked at the benefits of interdisciplinary education including one about the implementation of interprofessional education for advanced cardiac life support certification courses; another was touting the benefits of increasing the collaborations between students in occupational therapy and physical therapy courses.
What is important is the sharing of ideas an innovation in the classroom, Blumberg said.
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