Ep. 043: Interrupted Case Studies with Bill Anderson
Dr. Bill Anderson, an associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is one of the 2017 Outstanding University Teaching Award winners. In this jam-packed episode, Bill and Jim explore the power of interrupted case studies-- a way to foster students’ creative thinking by giving them structured opportunities to engage in inference and prediction. They also discuss the value of “stacking the deck” to shepherd learners towards “ah-ha” moments, examine ways to structure class discussion and learning about controversial issues in a safe way, and speculate about what should really be in your statement of teaching philosophy.
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Bill uses the Up series of documentaries as case studies related to his discipline
Read more about the whole documentary series on Wikipedia
In the United States, the latest film, 56 Up, aired on PBS.