Teaching Matters: "Beyond Busy Work: Designing Assignments for Audiences of More than One"

  • Huff House

Most student assignments are designed to be seen by an audience of only one---the instructor of the class. But some of the most successful and popular classes at Rice, such as ENGI 120, feature engaging assignments in which students work collaboratively on real-world problems for community partners and clients. In this workshop, led by by Drs. Caleb McDaniel (History) and Scott Solomon (BioSciences),  faculty will discuss examples of how to create project-based assignments on a smaller scale in any class. Using both new technologies and familiar techniques, we will discuss assignments that move beyond busy work and enable students to contribute to projects that live on after a one-semester course has ended.

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