Each year, the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research at Northeastern University selects a cohort of Teaching Inquiry Fellows who spend the academic year examining their teaching through the lens of research on learning. This portfolio presents reflections by the 2017-2018 Teaching Inquiry Fellows on their work and learning. The Fellows worked together to identify the topics that were meaningful to them and organize them into the structure of this portfolio.
The Teaching Inquiry Fellows program proceded through three phases, illustrated in the following diagram and described in more detail below.
- Intentional Teaching: Through a summer Course Design Institute, Fellows worked to align components of a specific course to meet course goals and objectives.
- Evidence-based Teaching: Through the Fall, Fellows explored learning sciences literature and identified ways to apply the lessons of research in their teaching.
- Scholarly Teaching: In the Spring, Fellows were asked to approach their teaching with a spirit of inquiry, indentifying and exploring a phenomenon in their classroom through the question "What is going on here?" Each Fellow defined their own "here" and considered it through lenses of literature and evidence.
The 2017-18 Teaching Inquiry Fellows invite you to explore their thoughts on the following pages.