Innovative Teaching Approaches Addressed at Faculty Showcase

Posted: November 1, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Margaret Yocom, English, will discuss innovative approaches to engage students in the classroom on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room G. The session is the fourth in a series of showcases sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Instructional Resource Center. Sociology, anthropology, psychology, and public and international affairs are a few of the many disciplines that may find this teaching approach useful.

Yocom, a recipient of the 2001 Teaching Award, will present five ways that she uses oral narrative and storytelling in her classes. She will invite participants to take part in a storytelling workshop similar to ones she uses in her classes, discuss the potential of digital storytelling, and introduce local resources such as the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive. Yocom is writing a book on the traditional arts, especially storytelling and woodcarving, of a western Maine mountain community.

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