AUK’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching holds the second Excellence Lab on Innovative Pedagogy
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) held the second Excellence Lab on Innovative Pedagogy, focusing on the theme of “connection.” At this virtual workshop, facilitators from the E.U. instructed and mentored 24 faculty members from different AUK colleges on methods for building strong connections between students and learning content, enhancing and improving classroom interaction, as well as inducing critical thinking by students.
The session concluded with an assignment for trainees, in which they are required to provide a written response to four key questions:
- What do students need to learn?
- What exercises can you integrate into lessons?
- What different resources can you utilize to respond to different learning preferences?
- How can you integrate collaboration with students into lessons?
CELT is committed to supporting and promoting innovative approaches to pedagogy, continuously striving to improve learning and teaching methods at AUK. CELT’s Innovative Pedagogy Program (IPP) is designed to build the capacity of AUK faculty members in modern and effective teaching methods, focusing on maximizing the connectedness and engagement of students with educational curricula. It targets faculty members (trainees) via a series of six workshops entitled “Excellence Labs”, covering six key themes, referred to as the “6 C’s”. These are consciousness (lab 1), connection (lab 2), curious creativity (lab 3), confidence (lab 4), communication (lab 5) and creative assessment (lab 6).