WHAT: Spring 2011 CARNEGIE CONVERSATION and reception
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 338 - Vanport Room
CAE invites all to the Spring 2011 CARNEGIE CONVERSATION:
"ePortfolio and Generative Learning: Educating Students to Connect Academic Concepts with the Knowledge they are Gaining from Real Life" with Melissa R. Peet, MSW PhD Academic Director, Integrative Learning and Mportfolio Initiative, Office of the Provost, Assistant Research Scientist, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan.
In order to learn for life, students must develop the capacity to identify the knowledge and skills they are gaining directly from life. This is not easy. The knowledge people gain from life experience is largely tacit and unconscious in nature, and is therefore very difficult to identify and share with others. Although many scholars believe tacit knowledge is essential for innovation, creativity, competent practice and lifelong learning, this knowledge is largely ignored in higher education curriculum. Dr. Peet will describe the principles, research and practices related to "Generative Learning" - a teaching, assessment, and e-portfolio methodology that supports students in integrating the formal (conscious) knowledge they've gained from academic courses, with the tacit (unconscious) insights, knowledge and skills they've acquired from life experience.
Conversation will continue informally from 4:30 to 6:00 at a wine & cheese reception, also in SMSU 338.
Carnegie Conversations provide a venue for faculty members to talk about key issues affecting higher education, to explore various aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning and engagement, and to share strategies for the improvement of classroom learning.
RSVP Now: (503) 725-5642 caestaff @pdx.edu.