POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: Teaching & Learning Conversation: Teaching Human-Animal Studies Workshop
THIS EVENT WILL BE OFFERED IN FALL 2020. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR NEW DATE AND TIME.
What do other than human animals mean to us, and what do we mean to them? How do we impact each other’s lives, for good or ill? And how can we teach our students about these topics in a way that is intellectually rigorous, yet also caring and respectful of the deep emotional ties many of us feel to animals? In this Teaching and Learning Conversation, four experienced instructors, each from a different discipline and all affiliated with TCU’s Human-Animal Relationships minor, will share a specific pedagogical practice they have used multiple times to successfully teach human-animal studies.
Presenters and topics will include:
- Carol Thompson (Sociology) on developing new views of the zoo through an ethnography project
- Dave Aftandilian (Anthropology) on contemplative practices for knowing animals
- Kristi Argenbright (Environmental Science) on a children’s storybook project about primate conservation
- Chris Powell (Studio Art) on using found materials such as wood to make animal imagery
Each presenter will briefly describe their overall learning goals and specific details for each project, as well as lessons they have learned and changes they have made to the projects over time. Attendees will also be encouraged to share their own pedagogical practices for teaching human-animal studies, so that we can all learn from each other.
This workshop is sponsored by the Koehler Center, and cosponsored by the Human-Animal Relationships Minor (HARE).
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Steve and Sarah Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, 1520B
2805 West Lowden Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109