Fall Teaching Conference Workshop - Reading: The Most Impressive Thing You Can Teach?


Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:15am to 11:15am


Harvard Hall

Adam Beaver, Director of Pedagogy, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

What is a scholar in your discipline actually doing when they are “reading"? How did you learn to perform all of the moves that an effective reader performs? How can you help your students learn to do the same? In this session we will break down what it really means to “read” across our scholarly disciplines. We’ll deconstruct our own disciplinary reading practices, and brainstorm how students new to a discipline can learn to become more skilled readers in it. We’ll consider what novice reading looks like by comparison with intermediate or expert reading, and cultivate a new appreciation not only for how to teach reading, but also for the work that we ourselves are expected to do as professional scholars.

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.