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MGF teaching workshop led by Dr. Benjamin Rifkin: Teaching Through Discussion: Getting Students to Talk (and Learn)

Friday, Sep, 18 2015 — 12:00 PM
At: EQB Bulding

The Mellon Globalization Forum and Center for Teaching invite all faculty to a teaching workshop on student participation, moderated by Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs at Ithaca College. The workshop is titled Teaching through Discussion:  Getting Students to Talk (and Learn). The event will take place on Friday, September 18 at EQB Building. Free lunch will be served at 12 - 12:30 p.m. and the workshop proper will start at 12:30 p.m. and last till 3 p.m.


Dr. Benjamin Rifkin will facilitate discussion on the power of discussion-based learning through a variety of discussion activity frameworks. Workshop attendees will experience the impact of discussion as well as see for themselves the design of the activity frameworks they will be able to use in their own classes in any discipline.  


Benjamin Rifkin (PhD, Slavic Languages, University of Michigan) is Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs at Ithaca College. He previously served as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of New Jersey, Vice Dean for the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University, Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and director of the School of Russian at Middlebury College. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on applied linguistics, foreign language education, and late Soviet and post-Soviet film as well as author or coauthor of textbooks of Russian, the most recent one, Panorama, is to be published in 2016 by Georgetown University Press. He is the recipient of awards for teaching (UW-Madison), advising (UW-Madison), service (American Council of Teachers of Russian, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages), and scholarship (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages).  


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