“A Moral Imperative: Flexible, Inclusive Pedagogy in and beyond the Pandemic”
While many of us are anxious for a return to our pre-Covid lives, the thought and effort we put into pandemic teaching shouldn’t get left behind. What has shifted in how we think about teaching and learning? Which of the approaches we adopted do we want to retain going forward? How much is “Back to Normal” even desirable? We will walk through an overview of emerging ideas on effective student engagement and evaluation. Then we will connect this to what we know about inclusive pedagogy and the science of learning, and how we can use our new skills to better support all students.
Keynote: 2 pm on Thursday, October 7th
Josh Eyler is Director of Faculty Development and Director of the ThinkForward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies, and he is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (WVU, 2018).