Winter Reading Series 2020

February - April

Creating Wicked Students bookcover

This is a course design book focused on the idea that university classrooms should develop students who are not just loaded with content, but able to use that content in thoughtful, deliberate ways to make the world a better place. Achieving this goal requires a thorough reconsideration of courses, including student learning goals, content selection and course structure, day-to-day learning activities, and assignment and project design. Creating Wicked Students takes us through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while always encouraging instructors to consider how best to adapt these things to their own courses and students.

All sessions will be held in the Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library.

These six chapters show how to develop such student capabilities, and each will be presented by a different faculty member volunteer:

  1. Rethinking the Whole Student in Wicked Ways with Caroline Purdy - Tuesday, February 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  2. Setting Goals for our Courses with Ben Newling - Wednesday, February 19 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  3. Structuring Wicked Courses with Nicholas Touikan - Tuesday, February 25 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  4. Creating Wicked Assignments with Nicole Irving - Tuesday, March 10 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  5. Creating Authoritative Exams with Biljana Stevanovski - Tuesday, March 24 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  6. Day-to-Day Teaching Methods with Basil Alexander - Wednesday, April 8 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

To register for any of these sessions, please visit the CETL Event Registration site.