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Thursday, March 24 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Through Making in the Classroom

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There are many ways in which humans know things, but generally in higher education we confine ourselves to "propositional knowledge": things that can be stated in sentences (propositions). We focus on transmitting to our students the facts embodied in these propositions, and we test them on their propositional knowledge. Yet successful professional practice requires far more than propositional knowledge. Professionals draw on tacit knowledge, knowledge-in-action, and pre-conscious knowing--often collectively characterized and maligned as "intuition."We will explore and elicit other ways of knowing in the classroom through a series of guided exercises with Legos. With quick 5-7 minute building challenges, every participant will be able to explore their own challenges in teaching innovation, and develop a brief classroom exercise that addresses a teaching challenge with which they are wrestling. Non-teachers are also welcome and encouraged!

Thursday March 24, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

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