Department of Political Science
Professor Joel Schwartz
This course has a short-term and a long-term goal. The first is to prepare
you to be an effective and successful instructor in carrying out your
teaching responsibilities here at UNC.
The second and far more important goal is to help you help yourself to obtain the skills that will make you an effective teacher throughout your career.
II. Required Texts
UNC Center for Teaching and Learning. Teaching at Carolina Handout
For Your Consideration; Short teaching Monographs from Center for Teaching and Learning Handout
Joseph Lowman, Mastering the Techniques of Teaching Purchase
Barbara Gross Davis, Tools for Teaching Purchase
Handout "Graduate Students and the Teaching Portfolio"
Students' grades will
by my evaluation of the quality of your required work.
IV. Graded Requirements
The most important and
weighted requirement will be the quality of your course syllabus which
must be submitted at the last meeting of the seminar.
The quality of the student participatory exercise that you will design and then execute with your classmates in the seminar.
The quality of the mini- lecture (15 minutes) which you will deliver to the class.
The quality of your teaching portfolio which must be submitted at the last meeting of the seminar.
V. Non-Graded Requirements
Students teaching their own class will be video-taped and observed periodically.
Students not teaching their own
independent courses will observe either an experienced or advanced
graduate student instructor or a faculty instructor.
Faculty-taught classes observed by students may be video-taped for
subsequent class discussions.
Faculty-taught classes observed by students may be video-taped for subsequent class discussions.
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