Faculty Colloquium: Risky Pedagogy


Please join us on Friday, March 9th at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for the weekly Faculty Colloquium. This week’s Colloquium will be presented by Anna Cox, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Film Studies. The title of the talk is: “ Risky Pedagogy: Successes and Failures in Implementing Educational Technology”.

Abstract: Educational technology is all the rage, but effectively implementing it requires a great deal of planning and risk. I will present a couple of exemplary projects that I have used in my classes during my first year of teaching at Willamette. The first is a social network for day-to-day online interaction with students and the second, iMovie for the creation of movie trailers. I will explain why I chose to experiment with these technologies, showcase samples of student work created using them and how I evaluated this work, and draw conclusions about the successes and failures of their incorporation in my courses. By sharing my own risky pedagogy, I hope to contribute to an ongoing, campus-wide practice of sharing innovative approaches to teaching.