Please join us in the English Graduate Student Lounge in Fisher-Bennett for a Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop with Melanie Adley (GSWS)
Who's Afraid of Theory?
Helping Students Access Difficult Texts
Join us for a CTL workshop with Melanie Adley, Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, as she discusses her strategies for helping students access difficult theoretical material in the introductory classroom. We will discuss how to prioritize basic concepts for teaching without letting go of nuance and complexity, how to teach difficult texts in mixed-level classrooms, and how to encourage discussion and engagement, even in large classes. While Melanie will be speaking specifically about her experience teaching theory in her introductory course Gender and Society, we will also discuss the ways that these strategies can help us teach difficult literary texts at the introductory level as well.
We offer an online registration process for seminars, workshops, lectures and conferences where attendance numbers are needed in advance. In these cases, the registration process closes two days prior to each scheduled event. If the signup has closed, it may still be possible to register. Please call the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at (215) 898-8740 to see if spots are still available.