8.0035 Int'l Symposium on Teaching & Learning (1/371)

Thu, 26 May 1994 21:24:45 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0035. Thursday, 26 May 1994.

Date: Wed, 25 May 94 10:35:25 MDT
From: "William E. Hutton" <hutton@acs.ucalgary.ca>
Subject: ISETL Announcement (fwd)

> Date: Fri, 20 May 94 11:39:26 MDT
> From: "Timothy John Buell" <buell@acs.ucalgary.ca>

***************** INTERNATIONAL SYMOSIUM AND EXHIBITION *********************
************************ ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ***************************
> June 3 - 18, 1994
> The ISETL is a broadly-based multidisciplinary exploration of
> critical issues facing education in North America.
> The ISETL presents a rare opportunity for professional educators
> from all levels--secondary, vocational, college and university--to
> exchange ideas in a common forum. This event is unique in that
> it will address issues related to teaching and learning across the
> educational spectrum. A major objective of the ISETL is to seek ways of
> developing new learning-related partnerships between universities and
> the K-12 educational system. Other issues to be addressed include:
> - Is there a synthesis of academic and professional approches to
> teaching and learning?
> - The role of technology in teaching and learning
> - Adapting the curriculum to the changing needs of students
> - Building co-operative partnerships with business
> - The impact of multiculturalism on liberal education
> - Staff training and evaluation
> - Internationalizing our universities
> The ISETL is being held in conjunction with the 1994 Learned
> Societies Conference, and will consist of two components:
> This exhibition will feature all forms of teleconferencing and
> distance learning technology, communication and information
> technologies developed for educational use, in addition to product
> demonstrations of computer hardware, software and multimedia
> educational tools. The exhibition will include demonstrations and
> displays from corporate and academic hardware and software
> developers from around the world.
> The Exhibition will be held in The University of Calgary's MacEwan
> Student Centre, and will be open daily from 9:30 to 17:30.
> (June 3 - 5)
> Presentations in this symposium will focus on the increasingly
> rapid pace of the development of computer and information
> technologies and their integration into the classroom, and the
> expanding role of and our dependence on these technologies within
> the traditions and values of education.
> The keynote address will be by Stephen D. Brookfield,
> internationally-renowned adult educator. He is the winner of the
> 1986 Cyril O. Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education, and
> author of the bestselling book, The Skillful Teacher. The address is
> entitled "Through the Lens of Learning: How Experiencing Learning
> Reframes Teaching:"
> "One of the most difficult tasks facing teachers who are
> technologically literate is how to understand, empathise with, and
> respond to the Luddite tendencies of students. Those of us
> convinced of the value of technology find it almost impossible to
> put ourselves into the heads of students who fear that
> technologically mediated learning will only serve to show them up
> for the "imposters" they know they really are. In this speech
> Stephen Brookfield will describe his own efforts to journey into
> students' phenomenological worlds and to incorporate what he has
> learned into his practice."
> - A special lecture and demonstration by Gregory Crane of Tufts
> University, developer of the Perseus Project, a CD ROM-based
> multimedia interactive resource of texts, images and reference
> materials which explore the world of ancient Greece.
> - A demonstration of the "System for Universal Media Searching"
> (SUMS), by Kim Henry Veltman, Director of the Perspective Unit of
> The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, at The University of
> Toronto. The SUMS program has been designed as a container or shell
> with templates such that persons in education (students, teachers,
> scholars) and the museum world (curators) can literally become
> knowledge workers and effectively create their own knowledge
> packages. SUMS is being developed into an authoring tool for CD-
> ROMS. In the long-term it is forseen that the navigational
> strategies of SUMS can serve as a front end for conceptual
> navigation o the Internet and the emerging electronic highway.
> - Lecure/Demonstration of THE Q.S.R. NUD.IST QUALITATIVE DATA
> ANALYSIS SYSTEM, by Lyn Richards, of La Trobe University, Melbourne,
> Australia. She was a co-developer of the NUD.IST qualitative data analysis
> software system, and is an executive director of Qualitative Solutions &
> Research Ltd which develops and markets NUD.IST. Q.S.R.
> NUD.IST (Non numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and
> Theory-building) is a multi-functional software system for the development,
> support and management of qualitative data analysis projects. These are
> projects involving the analysis of unstructured qualitative data
> such as text from interviews, historical or legal documents, etc,
> in order to develop a theory or understanding of the textual
> material. QDA techniques are used in many forms by social
> scientists, historians, literary critics, health researchers,
> business and market analysts, legal researchers, etc.
> Friday, June 3
> 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
> 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 3:00 p.m. Presentation: Kim Henry Veltman:
> System for Universal Media Searching
> Saturday, June 4
> 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Paper Sessions
> 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address:
> Stephen D. Brookfield
> 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 4:00 p.m. Barbeque (bus departs 4:00 pm)
> Sunday, June 5
> 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 3:00 p.m. Demonstration by Gregory Crane:
> The Perseus Project
> 5:00 p.m. Closing Reception
> (June 9-11)
> The need for this discussion is prompted by four developments:
> 1) the changing demographics of students at the seconday and post-secondary
> levels, including older students, part-time students, students who are
> employed part time, and students who are single parents;
> 2) the introduction of new or non-traditional programs, particularly in
> the areas of interdisciplinary programs, distance education, continuing
> education and co-operative programs;
> 3) the internationalization of the curriculum
> 4) the current deabte over the canon, and the effects of multiculturalism
> and issues gender on liberal education.
> Special guest speaker is Dinesh D'Souza, author of the bestselling
> book Illiberal Education--The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus.
> Is political correctness chilling freedom of thought and speech on
> our university campuses? Is multicultural activism splitting the
> university on moral grounds, creating not a truly diverse community
> but balkanized tribal enclaves? These are the issues addressed by
> this controversial thinker. Dinesh D'Souza is John M. Olin Scholar
> at the American Enterprise Institute.
> Another highlight will be a unique panel discussion that will
> feature three great educators from our past--Socrates, Maria
> Montessori and Thomas Arnold. What events in their lives led them
> to formulate their ideas about education? What will their reactions
> be to today's educational system? What advice might they offer to
> our teachers? These are a few of the questions that our historical
> "guests" will answer.
> Also featured is a lecture/demonstration: "Medium and Method," by
> Dr. James S. Noblitt, Fellow, Institute of Academic Technology The
> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Noblitt will
> discuss recent developments in the use of information technology
> for teaching and learning. He will demonstrate innovative examples
> of instructional material, including:
> - multi-media materials for foreign language listening
> comprehension that help students visualize meaning and cultural
> context in an interactive learning environment
> - writing assistants that gives students access to primary data and
> integrates courseware with relational databases of language
> reference material
> - authoring tools that support the use of expressive language
> material and that facilitate the collection and display of
> information about the learning process
> The presentation shows how the digital medium is changing the way
> educators think about teaching methods. Particular attention is
> paid to how computers can support the sequential, relational, and
> creative learning modes.
> Thursday, June 9
> 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 1:00 pm.m - 4:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 4:30 p.m. Panel Session: "The Fine Arts:
> Entertainment or Self-Actualization?"
> Friday, June 10
> 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Paper Sessions
> 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Dinesh D'Souza
> 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 3:30 p.m. Special Presentation: Great Teachers
> from History, "featuring" Socrates,
> Maria Montessori and Thomas Arnold.
> Moderated by Timothy Buell
> Saturday, June 11
> 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Paper Sessions
> 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 4:00 p.m. Barbeque (bus departs 4:00 p.m.)
> (June 16-18)
> This final symposium of the ISETL will focus on technology and
> staff training, the "internationalization" of our educational
> system, and building co-operative partnerships with business. There
> will be a specific focus on the criteria for teaching excellence
> and methods of evaluation. The symposium will also focus on
> specific student experiences, such as the transition from high
> school to university, and the first-year experience.
> Dr. John N. Gardner:
> Author of The Freshman Year Experience; internationally-renowned educator
> and consultant. This session will present a personal and
> professional odyssey by Gardner, who will discuss his work to
> attempt to orchestrate an international movement to reform what has
> become known as the freshman/first year experience. Gardner has
> worked extensively in Canada since 1978 (in addition to five years
> in residence in Canada from 1953-58) and has visited more than two
> dozen Canadian colleges and universities in pursuit of his crusade.
> Based on his own "wretched" academic performance as a first year
> college student, then a student riot in 1970, then a powerful
> mentorship of a university president, and ultimately a series of 50
> plus conferences attended by 17,000 educators from 27 countries,
> Gardner will share his vision for a more holistic transition
> experience for college students. He will also look ahead to what he
> is calling a necessity for a "senior year experience" (some say his
> latest manic binge) to prepare students to be "ready for the real
> world."
> Dr. Maurice Harari: Secretary General, International Association of
> University President
> "The Imperative of Internationalization of Education"
> This presentation will take a long-term view and global approach to
> the "human condition," as well as take into account the immediate
> challenges relating to the quality of life of the human race and
> even its survival. The case will be made for the imperative of
> internationalization of education as an integrated package to be
> addressed on each university and college campus as well as in the
> K-12 schools. Staff development will be emphasized, amongst others,
> as essential to such internationalization and specific models and
> techniques will be discussed to illustrate how staff training can
> make the difference betwee real success and the devastating
> parochialism and ethnocentrism which would otherwise prevail.
> Tom Davies:
> Manager of Human Resources and Employment, IBM Canada
> Tom Davies represents IBM Canada's HR function, where he is manager
> of resources. In this cpacity, he has responsibility for student
> Coop and Internship programs, recruiting and employment, internal
> resource and deployment plans and company-wide skills processes.
> Prior to this he has held numerous management positions in Finance,
> Computing and Telecommunications Services, Office Systems,
> Marketing, and Administration. He has lived and worked in Toronto,
> Montreal, Brussels Vancouver and Calgary.
> As more and more of its businesses comes from services, IBM sees the
> skills of its employees as a key means of differentiation in the
> marketplace. In this presentation, Tom Davies will review IBM
> Canada's skills processes. He will also discuss tools and
> measurments currently used to manage these processes more
> effectively, and future plans in this area.
> Dr. Karen J. Billings:
> Dr. Billings will conduct a series of instructional workshops on
> ClarisWorks and ClarisImpact presentational software. These special
> workshops are available only to ISETL delegates. Both 680X0 Macintosh
> and Power Macintosh users will benefit from individualized training provided
> during these workshops. Handouts and presentation templates will be provided.
> Karen Billings is Educational Solutions manager for Claris
> Corporation, and responsible for K-12 and Higher Education
> marketing programs worldwide. Dr. Billings has twelve years of
> teaching experience and eleven years of persoal computer software
> experience. Previous positions include director of US Education
> Sales at Logo Computer Systems; executive editor for the
> Instructional Computing Dept. in Houghton Mifflin Company's School
> Division. While at Columbia University Teachers College, Dr.
> Billings worked as the director of its Micrcomputer Resource Center
> and as an instructor in its Computing in Education Dept.
> Thursday, June 16
> 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Paper Sessions
> 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Tom Davies:
> 2:00 p.m. Panel Presentation: "Beyond the Rhetoric:
> Building Meaningful Partnerships with Business"
> Friday, June 17
> 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Workshop: Using ClarisWorks to Develop
> Presentations
> 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Dr. Maurice Harari
> 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Using ClarisImpact to Develop
> Reports and Presentations
> 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
> 4:00 p.m. Multidisciplinary Panel: Field Education
> Across Professional Faculties
> 5:00 p.m. Reception
> Saturday, June 18
> 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Dr. Karen Billings:
> "Designing Training Resources for Staff
> Development
> 10:30 a.m. Special Panel Discussion:
> "Business and Education Training
> Partnerships--Projects that Work
> 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Dr. John N. Gardner:
> 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Paper Presentations
> The ISETL is being held in conjunction with the 1994 Learned
> Societies Conference. From June 3-18, over 100 professional and
> scholarly societies will be meeting at The University of Calgary
> during the "Learneds."
> Registration for the ISETL also registers you as a
> delegate to the Learned Societies Conference. This entitles you to attend
> the many special events during the Learneds, such as the Chuckwagon
> Break- fasts, President's Receptions, Music Gala '94, Women In Performance,
> the Publishers Exposition, and much more.
> Complete information about the 1994 Learneds can be found in the
> 1994 Learned Societies Conference Participation Guide.
> Participation Guides will be provided to all ISETL delegates.
> Dr. Timothy Buell
> ISETL Director
> Faculty of General Studies, SS 301
> University of Calgary
> Calgary, Alberta
> T2N 1N4
> TEL: (403) 220-3493
> FAX: (403) 282-6716
> email: buell@acs.ucalgary.ca
> --
> Dr. Tim Buell Internet: buell@acs.ucalgary.ca
> Director, ISETL Telephone: (403) 220-3493
> The University of Calgary Fax: (403) 282-6716

Forwarded with the permission of Dr. Buell by
W.E.Hutton                      Department of G., L. & A.H.
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