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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents
A Faculty Development Roundtable Discussion:
Assignment Design and Creativity: Considering the Role of Mistakes and Failures
Wednesday, November 6, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 14-285
From: Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
In this roundtable we will examine the role mistakes and even failures play in producing creative and thoughtful work. How can faculty strategically promote some forms of mistake-making and or help students learn from their failures. A question we will consider in the roundtable is: How and why might it be pedagogically useful to have failure be a part of the process, an expected result of some early, middle, or even late phases of a scaffolded assignment? Most importantly, we will discuss some practical suggestions and ideas for dealing with mistakes and failures. Attendees are encouraged to bring assignments from their own classes that they would like to scaffold or rethink in order to build room for failure and creativity.We’ll be joined by Professor Allison Lehr Samuels (Management).
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 312-2060. When you RSVP, please feel free to include an assignment you are planning to use, or one you have already used, but wish to modify to achieve your desired outcomes.
A full listing of all our Fall 2013 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website: http://blsci.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/workshops/
Suzanne Epstein, Ed. D.
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Baruch College, CUNY
1, Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312 2068 fax: (646) 312 2061