Reading: The Most Impressive Thing You Can Teach?


Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:30pm to 2:30pm



Led by:
Adam Beaver, Director of Pedagogy

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 workshop is being offered as part of Winter Teaching Week and is designed for GSAS PhD students and others at similar career stages engaged in the teaching of Harvard College undergraduates. Pre-registration is required.

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