FACET has released three Great Conversations available as podcasts. Short video excerpts of each conversation are also available on teaching.iu.edu. Great Conversations is a video and audio series of faculty-curated conversations with scholars and researchers. The descriptions of each new episode are provided below.
Scott Barry Kaufman
The Student’s Future Image of Self
In lots of ways higher education disproportionally focuses on evaluation at the expense of opportunity for student self-discovery of a future self image. Faculty, however, have the power to design these opportunities and integrate them into curricula.
Strategically Allocating Mental Bandwidth
We all, including our students, come to our daily activities with certain stressors that require some of our limited, mental bandwidth. This interview discusses strategies to help our students regain lost cognitive resources so they can learn, grow, and live meaningful lives.
Engaging Students in Authentic Writing
Writing is thinking and is about making choices consistent with the audience, purpose, and message of the piece of writing. The challenge of engaging students as thinkers starts with authentic assignments that require students to wrestle with the choices writers make.