As more and more time sensitive information and data becomes available to educators through Internet and print media and as students now enter our college and university classrooms well versed in the mechanics of web exploration, linking these two in our pedagogy becomes a challenging task. Recent discussions of Just-in-TimeTeaching (JiTT) have made exploring the Just-in-Time Syllabus (JiTS) a more intriguing idea as a strategy for active and inclusive learning. The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate and provide examples of Just-in-Time Syllabus development and pedagogy. Participants will be asked to bring a current or planned syllabus to transform during the workshop. Materials and sources used will be given to each participant.
Shyamala Raman, Associate Professor of Economics and International Studies at Saint Joseph College and Jean Shackelford, Professor of Economics, Bucknell University will co-direct the workshop. Between them Professors Raman and Shackelford have over a half-century of teaching undergraduates and both are active in exploring and adapting technology and melding it with feminist pedagogy in economics.
Kim Sosin, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Associate Editor, Online Section of the Journal of Economic Education, will explore up-to-the-minute, online data and information sources for a variety of economics topics and potential projects.
Meg Lewis is associate professor of economics at College of St. Benedict and chaired the IAFFE pedagogy for many years and has been a regular contributor to pedagogy discussions.
April Aerni, Nazareth College, will introduce the JiTS via print media.
The workshop is limited to 30 participants.
Morning Session: 11:00 - 12:30
Lunch: 12:30-1:15 (box lunch and conversations about teaching)
Afternoon Session 1:15-2:30
Wrap Up Session: 2:30 - 3"00 -A final session devoted to answering questions that have arisen during the workshop.
To register please send the coupon below to:
IAFFE Teaching and Pedagogy Issues Committee
Department of Economics
Lewisburg, PA 17837 USA
I am interested in attending the Just in Time SyllabusWorkshop on the day preceding the ASSA meetings (January 4, 2001).
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Registration fee is $25 for graduate students; $50 for IAFFE members;
$75 for non-IAFFE members
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