Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Communicating your Research


Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 9:30am to 11:00am



Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development, Derek Bok Center

How do you respond when someone asks you what you are working on? How can you describe your high-level research to your introductory students? Do you struggle to get out of the weeds and explain the big picture? In this session we will build upon what you learned in Erika Bailey’s Engaged Communication session to practice and get feedback on communicating your research. We consider how the basic principles of good pedagogy are also the basic principles of effective and engaging speaking: having clear goals and structuring the content to help the audience understand and become engaged in the material. This session is designed for advanced PhD students who want to be more engaging teachers or prepare for remote conference presentations, job interviews and job talks.

This session is part of Winter Teaching Week, 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.