Student-Faculty Partnerships: Establishing More Inclusive Pedagogical Practices
Date: 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT March 16, 2017 Location: Gregg Pavilion
In this lecture, Dr. Cook-Sather will present an innovative and widely successful method of engaging faculty in partnerships with students in order to develop and enact more inclusive pedagogical practices. Please join us for this hands-on, interactive presentation. Event flyer
About Dr. Cook-Sather
Alison Cook-Sather is Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on how differently positioned participants in education can work together toward deeper learning and on how various metaphors and the classical anthropological concept of liminality can be used to analyze how education is and might be conceptualized and practiced. Supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Cook-Sather has developed internationally recognized programs that position students as pedagogical partners to prospective secondary teachers and to practicing university faculty members. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters and given as many keynote addresses, other invited presentations, and papers at refereed conferences in Brazil, Canada, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. She has published five books including Engaging Students as Partners in Learning & Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (co-authored with Catherine Bovill and Peter Felten, Jossey-Bass, 2014) and Education Is Translation: A Metaphor for Change in Learning and Teaching (Penn Press, 2006). From 2010-2015, she was the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, and in October 2016, she was a Visiting Fellow at University of Queensland, Australia.