Gain your students’ attention. Deepen their understanding. Improve learning outcomes and satisfaction. Gain better use of classroom time and reclaim your own. These are some of the benefits of embracing teaching practices based on research on teaching and learning.
BU is committed to providing our students with the skills, knowledge and habits to thrive in their personal, professional and civic lives. Our approach to education is evolving to meet these needs.
How We HelpCenter for Teaching & Learning (CTL) aids this evolution of learning at BU in various ways. We advise individual faculty and graduate students on course design and innovative teaching practices. We support core initiatives across the University, such as the new general education curriculum (HUB). And we counsel BU schools and colleges on best-practices in actively engaging students, “flipping” large-enrollment courses, implementing problem-based learning in STEM fields, developing targeted course transformations, and much more.
Welcome to PedagogyIf you are a faculty member or graduate student, we can help you become an exceptional teacher by sharing in knowledge, skills, and a supportive community of interdisciplinary peer educators. Grounded in research-based practices, together we will examine the importance of learning outcomes, construct course level assessments, employ effective grading strategies, experiment with active learning strategies, develop discipline-specific classroom activities, interact with teaching technologies, evaluate and transform your syllabus, discover the science of student motivation and student learning, identify teaching resources, and help you become a reflective teacher-scholar.
A 5-day program, devised to help faculty new to BU develop into exceptional teachers by providing them with knowledge, skills, and a supportive community of interdisciplinary peer educators.