In the evaluations from the Innovations in Teaching and Learning conferences, attendees noted that they were interested in the possibility of participating in a book group where we would read and discuss a common text.
Based on this feedback, CTFE decided to host such a group for the first time in the spring of 2012. Over 50 faculty, staff, and graduate students signed up for the group, and CTFE purchased books for each participant. We discussed Stephen Brookfield’s Teaching for Critical Thinking (Jossey-Bass, 2011), leading to his joining us at our Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference as the keynote speaker.
In spring 2014, we will host our 3rd annual book group. This year, the book we will discuss is José Bowen’s Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012). We look forward to another productive, enjoyable semester with our Mason colleagues. To join, please send us an email, and we’ll arrange to get you a copy of the book.
2014 Meeting Dates:
All meetings take place on Mondays from 1:30pm-3:00pm in Johnson Center Room E.