INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY INSTRUCTION
Tentative Schedule - Fall 2011
1 Credit, Pass-Fail
(Chemistry and Biochemistry)
||Prof. Seung Hong (Biological Sciences)|
halwhite at udel.edu
smhong at udel.edu
The class meets Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:15 A.M. in 205 Brown Laboratory. In addition, the course is coupled to the annual TA Conference sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and departmental TA Orientation sessions during the week before classes start. The tentative course schedule appears below. Based on TA needs, the topics and their order are subject to change on request to the instructor with a week's notice. The first 10 to 15 minutes of each class will be available to discuss events of note from teaching laboratories during the previous week.
|August 21 to 26, 2011
Aug 24, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Biology TA Orientation Session
Chemistry TA Orientation Sessions
Joint Biology-Chemistry TA Sessions (205 Brown)
Roles and Importance of Being a Teaching Assistant
TA Videos from Clemson University
||How to Succeed in My New Job
Purposes of Science Laboratories
|September 13||What are the Goals of
Undergraduate Laboratory Courses?
Completed Checklist of TA Instructional Duties Due
||Is it Possible to Grade Fairly?
TA Tips for Grading
||How to Ask Questions that get
Students to Think about What They are Doing?
Bloom's Taxonomy & Questioning Skills
||Is What was Done Really THAT Bad?
Ethics cases in General Chemistry
Insight into student laboratory ethics - J. Res. Sci. Teaching 41(1) 47-64 (2004)
||How to Deal with Disruptive
Behavior and Unexpected Events.
Assignment-On-line test to determine your personality type
||How Do Students Develop Intellectually?
The Perry Scheme
Don't Students Seem to Understand?
Biology Concept Tests
Chemistry Concept Tests
Physical Science Concepts in Biology
||Why Aren't They
Motivation Applied to Teaching
Youtube video of, "Teaching Teaching, Understanding Understanding" shown in class.
Helped Me and How Can I Help others?
|November 15||Entering Mentoring
University of Wisconsin mentoring Seminar
|November 22||No Class,
||Evaluation of TA Teaching Case
||No Class Scientific Teaching, Science 304, 521 (2004)